Supported Independent Living (SIL) are services that provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADL). Direct supports workers assist consumers in their homes by providing companionship and assisting them with various tasks.
IFS services include the following allowable activities:
- Assistance and prompting with personal hygiene, dressing, bathing, grooming, eating, toileting, ambulation or transfers, other personal care and behavioral support needs and any medical task which can be delegated.
- Assistance and/or training in the performance of tasks related to maintaining a safe, healthy, and stable home, such as:
- Evacuating the home in emergency situations;
- Money management, which includes bill paying.
- Assistance in participating in community, health, and leisure activities which may include accompanying the recipient to these activities.
- Assistance and support in developing relationships with neighbors and others in the community and in strengthening existing informal social networks and natural supports.
- Enabling and promoting individualized community supports targeted toward inclusion into meaningful integrated experiences such as volunteer work and community awareness activities.
- Accompanying the recipient to the hospital and remaining until admission or a responsible representative arrives, whichever occurs first. IFS services may resume at the time of discharge.
Our SIL Services:
The Arc offers in-home support at all levels. The number of approved hours of services are determined by the level of need.
- Respite services are offered to individuals on the Supports Waiver
- PCA services are offered to individuals on the NOW Waiver. PCA hours can range from 12 hours weekly to 24 hours a day.