Individual Support Specialist
Individual Support Services are “hands-on” individualized assistance with everyday activities that are required by a member with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) in order to live independently in the community. The services are intended to support adults ages eighteen (18) and older living in a private home, a licensed group home, an adult care home or a hospital that have a documented plan to transition to independent or shared housing. Additionally, this service may be used to help members maintain independent or shared housing. Specifically, this service provides assistance with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) including preparing meals, managing money, shopping for household necessities, using the telephone, housecleaning, laundry, transporting the member to access the community, medication management, supervision and cuing. The goal is to provide coaching to the member in areas of need and fade this support over time.