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Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS)


Supported Living Services (Adults) – are used to supplement already available supports for adults who either can live independently with limited supports or, if they need extensive support, are principally supported from other sources, such as the family. 
Supported Living Services (SLS) provide a variety of services, such as personal care (like eating, bathing and dressing) or homemaking needs, employment or other day type services, accessing his or her community, help with decision-making, assistive technology, home modification, professional therapies, transportation, and twenty-four emergency assistance.  Supported Living Services are not intended to meet all needs.  Service needs and the level of support are prioritized within the overall Individualized Plan (IP).
The person receiving services is responsible for his or her living arrangements which can include living with family or in their own place.  Up to three persons receiving services can live together.  The person receiving services cannot require 24-hour supervision paid for only by SLS.
HCBS-SLS Waiver amended effective 12/1/11 as approved by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on 10/20/11 
Support Levels are a numeric value determined using an algorithm that includes factors based on assessments of the client’s needs as measured by the adaptive, medical and behavioral components of the SIS Assessment plus factors for defined safety risk.
The factors applied in the Support Level Algorithm are: Adaptive Skills, Behavioral and Medical support needs scores from the SIS Assessment and extreme safety risk to self or public safety risk.
Slide Presentation of Participant Direction in the SLS Waiver given to the Participant Directed Programs Policy Collaborative (PDPPC) on October 23, 2013