Independent Living Skills Services
Ideal candidates for this program will not require twenty‐four hour staffing. This means that candidates should be able to manage maladaptive behaviors with little to no intervention from others.
Additionally, individuals must be able to independently manage medications or be willing and able to work with outside skilled nursing to ensure that medications are managed in accordance with physician’s orders. Independent Living Skills Workers can work on skills to improve medication compliance, but are not able to pass medications .
Examples of the most common goal areas of ILS Services:
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Fitness
- Money Management
- Interpersonal Boundaries
- Calendar Skills
- Appointment Scheduling
- Filling out Important Documents
Each program is individualized and based on the individual’s growth areas and levels of functioning. Goal areas are created with input from the individual’s team consisting of: client, guardian, family, waiver worker, mental health case manager and Independent Living Skills Workers. Individuals should possess the desire to grow and make changes in their life. Independent Living Skills Workers do not do the work for individuals, but they will coach, train, review and challenge concepts in order for individuals to meet their goals.
- Prepare Meals
- Do your laundry
- Solve your problems
- Set up your appointments
- Provide transportation
- Clean your living environment
- Coach cooking skills
- Coach how to do laundry
- Coach problem solving skills
- Coach how/who/when to call
- Coach how to use public transportation
- Coach cleaning strategies and techniques