Family Living services are intended for individuals who are assessed to need residential habilitation to ensure health and safety while providing the opportunity to live in a typical family setting.
Family Living services are intended to increase and promote independence and to provide the skills necessary to prepare individuals to live on their own in a non-residential setting and is designed to address assessed needs and identified individual outcomes.
Family Living services provide direct support and assistance to no more than two individuals in a home. Services and supports are furnished by a natural or host family member, or companion, who meets the requirements and is approved to provide Family Living Services in the individual’s home or the home of the Family Living direct support provider. The individual lives with the paid direct support provider.
The provider agency is responsible for substitute coverage for the primary caregiver when the primary care giver is sick or taking time off as needed.
Individuals receiving Family Living services are required to live in the same residence as the paid Direct Support Personnel (DSP) or within the line of sight.