Day Services Programs
ICFs/DD-H: these residential programs servce 6 individuals who have intermittent needs for nursing care. The letter "H" stands for "Habilitative" which means services are provided for the purpose of teaching and encouraging independence with a variety of skills. These homes are licensed and certified by the Department of Public Health - Licensing and Certification in partnership with the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
ICFs/DD-N: these residential programs serve 6 individuals who have a higher intensity of needs for nursing care. The letter "N" stands for "Nursing" which means in addition to teaching and encouraging independence with avariety of skills, a higher level or nursing supervision is provided. These homes are licensed and certified by the Department of Public Health - Licensing and Certification in partnership with the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS).
Group Homes: these residential programs serve 4-6 children who do not need the intermittent nursing supervision p[rovided in the H & N programs but who require a rich staffing ratio to promote independence and self management. These homes are licensed by the Department of Social Services - Community Care Division.
Adult Residential Facilities: these residential programs serve 4-6 adults who do not need the intermittent nursing supervision provided in the H & N programs but who require a rich staffing ratio to promote independence and self management. These homes are licensed by the Department of Social Services Community Care Division.
Supported Living/Independent Living: our Supported and Independent Living Programs bring an array of services designed to implement the person's IPP and provide supports, life skills, and training in each person's personal home and community. These services are individualized and designed for each person in partnership with the Regional Center.
Foster Care Homes: these programs provide residential care for children with disabilities and non-disabled siblings in family homes. Families are carefully selected and provided education and training to provide the best possible supports for the children supported. Independent Options monitors the care and supports provided by each family in the foster care setting as well as providing any additional staffing to assist the family.
Children's Critical Support Home: this residential program provides short term (six month) stabilization services to children and families in crisis. The services provided are focused on providing solutions for children who are not successful in their current environment. The purpose of this program is to provide the needed supports and assessments to the child, the needed training and supports to the family and have the child return to a safe and healthy environment. This program is licensed as a Group Home (see left column) and licensed by the Department of Social Services -- Community Care Division.