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.