Supported Community Living

LIFEDesigns has been providing Supported Community Living services in this area for longer than any other local service provider. Supported Living services consist of integrated, community-based support services. These services are an individually tailored array of services that assist individuals to access community resources and residential supports. An individual plan guides the services related exclusively to the outcomes the individual desires to achieve determined through a person-centered process. Meeting the intent of the agency’s mission, this service provides: opportunities for choice; the opportunity for community presence and the development of friends; and an increase in overall quality of life through valued contributions to the community.

When you select LIFEDesigns‘ Supported Community Living service, you benefit from planned, goal-centered activities designed to promote full and effective participation in all phases of daily living, especially in integrated settings; encourage individuals to exercise more control of their lives through improvement of independent living skills; and develop confidence and skills to access community services and activities.

Support is available in, but not limited to, activities related to:5976

  • daily living
  • mobility
  • basic nutrition
  • recreation and leisure
  • social and interpersonal skills
  • academic skills
  • motor and perceptual skills
  • communication
  • decision-making and self-advocacy
  • assistance developing community connections

Some specific goal areas may include:

  • Self-care support aimed at assisting the individual to acquire, retain, or improve skills in a wide variety of areas directly affecting community independence
  • Support for self-direction including the identification of and response to dangerous or threatening situations, making decisions, and choices affecting the individual’s life, and initiating changes in life activities
  • Support for money management to enable individuals to handle personal finances, make purchases, and meet financial obligations
  • Assistance to complete routine housekeeping tasks, home maintenance, meal preparation, shopping, laundry, dressing, personal hygiene, self-administration of medications, proper use of appliances and adaptive and assistive devices, safety in the home and community, first aid and emergency procedures
  • Assistance to develop and maintain relationships with community members and peers. Training will be associated with participation in the full scope of community activities, reflecting a diverse range of social, spiritual, cultural, recreational or employment opportunities. This includes assisting to identify activities of interest, arranging to participate in such activities, and identifying specific training activities necessary to assist the individual to continue to participate in such activities on an on-going basis
  • Mobility training or assistance aimed at the individual’s independent movement in the community, such as accessing and using public transportation.

We are a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited agency. LIFEDesigns‘ Community Supported Living service provides anywhere from a few hours a week up to a full day (24-hour basis) of services and/or supports which are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant, and assist in the acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes. All admissions will be based upon our staff’s ability to meet the potential participant’s identified needs.

For more information about the Supported Community Living service, please contact Janessa Gerber at 812-332-9615 ext. 230 or