Supported Living Services in Utah

What Is Supported Living?

At Lexington Services, we offer private pay and DSPD funded, in-home supported living services in Utah so people living with disabilities have the option to stay more independent in their own home. With supportive living services, these individuals usually have their own living spaces, whether they are living with a guardian or are their own guardian, and the contract will help the individual under care to live self-determined lives integrated into their community.

Who is Eligible for Supported Living Services?

As defined in the Utah Administrative Code, those eligible for supported living services include persons living with intellectual disabilities or related conditions (ID, RC) and/or adults ages 18 years and older living with acquired brain injury, known as ABI. Supported Living Quarter Hour, or SLH, provides supervision, skills building, and assistance to the person with the above needs and the contractor is primarily responsible for maintaining the health and safety of the person.

How Do Supportive Living Services Work?

Depending on the level of needs of the individual, and how they are affected by autism, the level of supported living services will vary. At Lexington Services, we help you to make progress towards goals you outline in an annual planning document, known as a PCSP, or Person Centered Support Plan. Those in supported living have their own home or apartment and will continue to remain responsible for their own personal costs, including self-care and rent. Because they are the tenants, they have more autonomy over their daily schedule and choices in comparison to a more traditional group care setting.

What Assistance Does Supportive Living Provide?

Because supported living services are often utilized by adults living with disabilities living in their own home or space, supportive care is a key factor in helping the client retain their self- determination and independence.

These are a few examples of support:

  • Supervision of the individual in their living space.
  • Communication and socialization with the individual in and outside of the home environment.
  • Personal care of the individual, such as assisting in errands and self-care such as eating, bathing, and dressing.
  • Training and nurturing of functional skills so the individual can live more independently.
  • Assisting with personal finances including keeping track of money and bills, and teaching such skills as well.
  • Light housekeeping and homemaker tasks to help the individual maintain an organized space.
  • Providing transportation to and from appointments, social obligations, and more.
  • Assistance in basic medical needs.
  • Advocacy and self-help.
  • Accessing community services and resources, including applying for assistance and obtaining social security benefits.
  • The contractor can provide both direct and indirect services to the person, such as completing phone calls or other activities on behalf of the individual in care.
  • Creating and maintaining an inventory of the individual’s belongings, including written documentation of the date of the inventory, personal belongings of significant value, personal belongings over a certain monetary value, and any items discarded or removed from the environment.

Your contractor will be working under specific service limitations, and will not bill DSPS for Family and Individual Training and Preparation Services, or TFB, during the same time a person receives SLH unless an exceptional care need exists and is approved by the DSPS director in writing prior to services provided. The contractor will not bill DSPD for SLH services provided to youth in the custody of the state of Utah, Department of Human Services, Division of Child and
Family Services.

Supported living services Utah offers, and supported living services everywhere, require care and catering to so many aspects of one’s personal life. Through these services, clients go on to thrive in their communities with their new social and self-care skills. With this care being so personal and vital to an enhanced quality of life, it is crucial to be invested in supported living services you can trust.

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