- Support for disabled persons
Supervised Independent Living
At Southern Ingenuity we offer Supervised Independent Living Services to eligible individuals for the purpose of providing crucial specialized support for individuals and families who wish to live independently from their loved ones.
We work with the support coordination system to offer individuals and families who elect this support from the menu of services a quality, reliable service framed for individual needs, as well as tailored for individual family needs.
Supervised Independent Living (SIL) means individuals may receive the support necessary to compliment the efforts of those in their network of friends and family therefore making it a greater possibility of success in their own home.
More often than not, families and individuals considering an independent living arrangement are filled with questions and concerns regarding the support they will receive. Supervised Independent Living services can provide support in many areas where concerns exist. Many questions families and individuals have revolved around issues connected to a successful placement. Pertinent issues will involve a safe place for them to live, an on call system available for crisis and moments when someone is needed to lean on, money matters, medication, accessibility to needed services and community access, mechanical supports, and transportation. Each question must be addressed for the individual to feel comfortable and confident in their decision to move out on their own.
Services provided to the individual will include a thorough assessment of current abilities, a plan of care directed at supporting the individual’s needs, and assistance with and/or training in the performance of tasks related to maintaining, acquiring or improving skills in the areas of personal grooming, bathing, housekeeping, bed making, dusting, vacuuming, laundry, cooking, shopping, medication administration and money management.
Individuals that will qualify for the services will be developmentally disabled adults (over 18) that are competent majors that have sufficient rudimentary skills to provide a basic foundation for success. Individuals interdicted will have to obtain the support of their Tutor prior to admission into the program. Individuals admitted into the program will sign a service agreement that outlines the services provided and gives Southern Ingenuity the opportunity to support the individual in their home.
We offer supported independent living services of excellent quality by assuring that the program design is consumer driven, individualized, flexible and highly specialized. We recognize that each individual has unique needs, expectations and desires. We are committed to ascertain to the best of our ability, on a completely individualized basis what each consumer wants and needs in terms of support services. We will then train staff on all the relevant specifics of each consumer, offer continual ongoing support and supervision, and establish an avenue of frequent communication with consumers and their families in order to assure continued quality service.
Current Services offered by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals under the New Opportunities Waiver (NOW):
- Individualized and Family Support (IFS) Services – Day
- Individualized and Family Support (IFS) Services – Night
- Shared Supports – Day
- Shared Supports – Night
- Center-Based Respite Care
- Community Integration Development
- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
- Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
- Day Habilitation
- Supported Employment
- Professional Services
- Personal Emergency Response Systems
- Skilled Nursing Services
Family Home Assistance
Southern Ingenuity offers Family Home Assistance to those eligible individuals who wish to remain at home with their family and loved ones, yet need some help. The purpose of Family Home Assistance is to provide assistance to the family and primary care givers in the routines and goals of the individual in the family with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our goal is to create a network of supports to promote independence and enrich the lives of the people we serve.
Family Home Assistance services provided to the consumer will include a thorough assessment of current abilities, the interests and desires of the individual and ongoing training in the performance of tasks related to maintaining, acquiring or improving skills needed to complete daily living activities. Services provided range from assistance in household duties to assistance in personal hygiene. We work with the support coordination system to offer consumers and families a quality, reliable service designed to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the needs of the family.
Southern Ingenuity offers Family Home Assistance services that are consumer driven, individualized, flexible and highly specialized. We recognize that each individual is unique and has his/her own needs, expectations and desires. We are committed to evaluate to the best of our ability what each individual wants and needs in terms of support services. We will train our staff on all relevant specifics of each individual we serve. We will offer continual on-going support and supervision to all team members. We will establish an avenue of communication with the individual and their family to assure continued quality service.
Individuals that will qualify for the services will be intellectually or developmentally disabled, at least three years old, meet financial eligibility requirements, be a resident of the state of Louisiana and a United States citizen and meet the medical certification for eligibility.
This service is also offered under Southern Ingenuity, Inc.’s Private Pay Plan
Adults in Supervised Independent living qualify for Case Supervision. Southern Ingenuity calls this Facilitation. The Facilitation is targeted towards assuring the individual is receiving all assistance possible, assuring their success in the community. Medical issues, financial issues, activities of daily living, staffing, governmental programs and more, are all coordinated and overseen by this Facilitation service. Facilitators at Southern Ingenuity are management staff trained and experienced in assuring life, safety and growth are all in place for each Supported Living Consumer.
How do I get these services? Please call us at (877) 627-5046 ext. 112
There are 3 methods of funding your services. Learn more about waiver funding, insurance and private pay.