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Section 17 - Community Support Services

Community Support Service means a rehabilitative service that is provided in the context of a supportive relationship, pursuant to an individual support plan that promotes a person’s recovery, and integration of the person into the community, and sustains the person in his or her current living situation or another living situation of his or her choice.


Community Integration (CI)

Community Integration Services involve biopsychological assessment of the member, evaluation of community services and natural supports needed by the member who satisfies the eligibility requirements of Section 17.02, and rapport building through assertive engagement and linking to necessary natural supports and community services while providing ongoing assessment of the efficacy of those services. Community Integration Services involve active participation by the member or guardian. The services also involve active participation by the member's family or significant other, unless their participation is not feasible or is contrary to the wishes of the member or guardian. These services are provided as indicated on the ISP. These services may not be provided in a group.


Community Rehabilitation Services (CRS)

Community Rehabilitation Services support the development of the necessary skills for living in the community, and promote recovery, and community inclusion. Services include individualized combinations of the following, and are delivered by a team, with primary case management for each member assigned to one team member.

 

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides individualized intensive integrated services that are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners and are available twenty-four (24) hours a day, 365 days a year. ACT services are delivered primarily in the community and not in an office based setting. Assertive interventions, including street outreach, are employed by the team as appropriate. ACT teams must provide at least on average, per member, three (3) face-to-face contacts with the member per week.

 

Daily Living Support (DLS)

Daily Living Support Services are designed to assist a member to maintain the highest level of independence possible. The services provide personal supervision and therapeutic support to assist members to develop and maintain the skills of daily living. The services help members remain oriented, healthy, and safe. Without these supportive services, members likely would not be able to retain community tenure and would require crisis intervention or hospitalization. These services are provided to members in or from their homes or temporary living quarters in accordance with an individual support plan. Support methods include modeling, cueing, and coaching.

 

Skills Development

Skills Development Services involve face-to-face contact with the member with or without family or non-professional caregivers that restore and improve the member’s skills and abilities essential to independent living (i.e. self-care and daily life management). Services may be provided to an individual or in a group setting and are targeted to enhance access to community resources, with natural supports, increase independence to promote successful community integration. Skill enhancement is provided through structured interventions for attaining goals identified in the ISP. Progress on goals will be reviewed at least every 90 days to determine the efficacy of the services and natural supports and to formulate changes in the plan as necessary.

 

Day Supports

Day Supports Services formerly known as “day treatment,” focus on training designed to assist the member in the acquisition, retention, or improvement of self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills. These services take place in an agency environment.