Supported Living

Supported Living is defined as supports provided in the community for an individual eligible for developmental disability services, with no more than two other individuals with developmental disabilities in a residence that it is under the control and direction of the individual(s). The residence must be in a community integrated setting. Supported Living means that the individual(s) have control and choice over where and with whom they live. Providers may suggest potential roommates for individuals, but the recommendation must not be based on diagnosis alone but by the individuals’ preferences and compatibility.

Extended Family Home

An Extended Family Home (EFH) is a residence for no more than two individuals with developmental with disabilities, owned or leased by the subcontractor providing supports. The individual, who is his/her own payee or representative payee, pays room and board directly to the subcontractor. Agency owned housing when the EFH provider is engaged as a subcontractor does not qualify as a Supported Living option.

Day and residential services

Day and residential services are provided at various integrated community settings that are operated or controlled by EHSS, each independently operated as a single setting, continuously staffed and with no more than 3 individuals with developmental disabilities residing at the setting. Residential and Day services offer habilitation, including services and supports and supervision as needed, designed to assist the individual in acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to enable him/her to live and work successfully and independently as possible in his/her home and the community. Residential services take place where the individual lives or in the community and are directed at developing, improving, or maintaining the individual’s health and personal skills that would typically occur in one’s home. Day services are directed at developing, improving, or maintaining skills to maximize employment and inclusion.

Respite Services

Respite is defined as intermittent, temporary relief to the usual non-paid caregiver from the continuous support and/or care of the individual. Respite components are supervision, tasks related to the individual's physical and psychological needs, and social/recreational activities and are documented in the IPP. The term “usual non-paid caregiver” means a person who resides with the individual, is not paid to provide services, and is responsible on a 24-hour per day basis for the care and supervision of the individual. EHSS chooses to provide Respite Services and, in accordance the regulation in place.