Home Living Supports

Intent

To describe the services available within Home Living Supports for Individuals to live in a home environment of their choice.

Policy

Home Living Supports are provided in a wide range of environments to assist Individuals to live as independently as possible. Funded supports are based on the Individual’s identified service and support needs and reflected in the PDD Service Plan.

Individuals may receive the type and level of services they require, from a few hours a week up to 24 hours a day. Services may be provided to one Individual or shared with other Individuals. Staff typically come into the Individual’s home and may assist the Individual in the community.

Home Living Options

There are a variety of home living options, such as the following:

  • An Individual can receive staff supports that will assist them to live in their own home. These supports focus on developing and maintaining living skills.
  • An Individual can share a home with a person or people that provide the paid services to the Individual. Typically, the staff providing paid support are not family members or guardians of the Individual. The home is considered to be the personal residence of all members of the household.
  • An Individual may also reside in a home that is staffed overnight. Other Individuals can also reside in the home and share services. The staff are employees and are not considered part of the household. Individuals in overnight staffed living arrangements may receive services up to 24 hours a day.

Respite Services

The PDD program funds services that provide a break for primary, non-paid, and paid caregivers on a temporary basis. Services may be provided either in the Individual’s home (in-home respite) or outside their home (out-of-home respite). The frequency and duration of services depends on the needs of the Individual and their caregiver.

Legislative Authority

Created: 2013-08-15
Modified: 2015-02-25
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