Adults with disabilities, as those without disabilities, often have the desire to live independently in their own home. Supported Living provides the assistance needed to live in the community, outside of a family home or long-term care facility. Beyond providing basic support to live in a house or apartment, Supported Living Services provide participants with opportunities to develop skills in activities of daily living and to fully engage in their community.
Supported Living Services are developed to meet to the participant’s needs and may be provided for a few hours per week up to 24-hours a day. Hillcroft’s Supported Living Services are coordinated by Residential Program Managers and are provided by direct support professionals (DSP) who receive initial and ongoing training including:
- CPR and First Aid,
- Medication Administration,
- Prevention of Abuse and Neglect,
- Positive Behavior Supports,
- Aggression Management,
- Individualized participant training,
- 24-Hours of job shadowing with a previously trained staff member,
- And quarterly Behavior Management training for staff who provide support to participants receiving Behavior Support Services.
Hillcroft’s Supported Living Services are offered through the Medicaid Waiver program. Hillcroft does not maintain a waiting list for these services as individuals with Medicaid Waiver funding are considered for situations that would be appropriate and would meet their needs. In non-emergency situations, Hillcroft is able to begin providing Supported Living Services within two weeks of an approved Medicaid Waiver budget. Services may be able to begin immediately in emergency situations.
In order to obtain Medicaid Waiver funding, an individual must contact the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services at 765-288-6516 to determine their eligibility. There currently is a waiting list for new Medicaid Waiver funding services through the Bureau of Developmental Disability Services.