The Individual Support Program are services that provide direct support and assistance for participants, with or without the caregiver present, in or out of the participant’s residence, to achieve and/or maintain the outcomes of increased independence, productivity, enhanced family functioning, and inclusion in the community, as outlined in his/her Individualized Service Plan (ISP). Individual Supports may include but are not limited to: assistance with community-based activities and assistance to, as well as training and supervision of, individuals as they learn and perform the various tasks that are included in basic self-care, social skills, and activities of daily living.
There are two (2) different levels of Individual Supports:
- Group Homes: Range in size from two to ten persons, there is 24 hours support provided. Although intellectual and physical functioning varies greatly, individuals in this setting require more on-going support.
- Supported Living: These individuals live independently and/or with family members in the community and could receive a limited number of support from 5 to 25 hours each week, based on their individual needs.
Examples of Individual Supports (a) Support from staff/direct supports to assist an individual participating in activities such as: assistance in completing activities of daily living, ordering off a menu, purchasing items, learning basic cooking, laundry skills, etiquette, travel training, accessing activities in the community, etc. (b) dressing, personal care, eating, etc.
Additional Program supports include:
- Support on a job site to assist in basic self-care (dressing, personal care, eating, etc.)
- Social skills,
- and activities of daily living
- Support to enable an individual to attend an event, take a class, etc.
- Assistance in completing activities of daily living, ordering off a menu, purchasing items, learning basic cooking, laundry skills, etiquette, travel training, accessing activities in the community, etc.
Overview of Residential Service (Group Home)
The group home(s) will provide therapy, 24-hour supervision and support to developmental disabilities adults ages 21 and older in a home-like setting. Unlike large residential treatment facilities or psychiatric hospitals, the group home will serve a small number of adults. Individuals will reside in a family-like setting with trained support staff.
The goal of the group home (individual supports), which is under the community care program, is to provide a safe and healthy place to live, to provide a learning environment, to integrate individuals into their community, to offer varied recreational opportunities, and to provide the support required for individuals to achieve their goals and to be life-long learners and employable citizens.
EROS Services, LLC provides individual and academic support, prevocational training, supported employment, and life skills coaching specializing in serving persons with developmental disabilities. Direct support professionals and administration support of programs are based on the level of support and supervision that the individual requires.
The direct support professionals and administration for EROS Services, LLC provide a number of services and supports that include:
● Medical Oversight: Individuals may have varied and complex medical histories for which a nursing professional might provide ongoing support. The Nurse professional provides medical oversight as directed by the doctor.
● Accessibility: The continual reassessment process to ensure independence to the highest level while ensuring safety.
● Recreation: There will be a variety of recreational opportunities for adults served. Opportunities such as yoga, ventures with community related activities, movie night, organized activities which will include Medieval Times, Miniature golf, bowling, meals at local restaurants.
The input of persons served, direct supports, and family is critical to making the right choice for both the individual and the group.