Community Living Supports

Community Living Supports are services provided by staff, used to increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency, facilitate achievement of community inclusion, participation, independence or productivity. The supports may be provided in the participant’s residence or in community settings (including, but not limited to, libraries, city pools, camps, etc.).

Services include:

1. Assisting, reminding, observing, guiding and/or training in the following activities:

  • meal preparation
  • laundry
  • routine, seasonal, and heavy household care and maintenance
  • activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, dressing, personal hygiene)
  • shopping for food and other necessities of daily living

2. Staff assistance, support and/or training with activities such as:

  • money management
  • non-medical care (not requiring nurse or physician intervention)
  • socialization and relationship building
  • transportation from the beneficiary’s residence to community activities, among community activities, and from the community activities back to the beneficiary’s residence (transportation to and from medical appointments is excluded)
  • participation in regular community activities and recreation opportunities (e.g., attending classes, movies, concerts and events in a park; volunteering; voting)
  • attendance at medical appointments
  • acquiring or procuring goods, other than those listed under shopping, and non-medical services

3. Reminding, observing and/or monitoring of medication administration

4. Staff assistance with preserving the health and safety of the individual in order that he/she may reside or be supported in the most integrated, independent community setting.