Supported Living is a residential option designed for individuals who are ready to live independently in the community with some assistance in daily living. The support received often varies over time as individuals learn new skills and build the confidence to complete tasks independently. This service is available to individuals who own, lease, or rent their own homes. Supported Living services include outreach support and cluster living:
Outreach Support: provides targeted hourly supports to individuals through one-on-one or group arrangements.
Cluster Living: an on-site contractor provides ongoing support to a group of individuals who have homes close to one another (typically within the same apartment building).
Supported Living is also called Supported Independent Living and Semi-Independent Living, or SIL for short. Supported Living services are provided through BeConnected’s independent contractors.
Shared living is a residential option in which an adult with a developmental disability shares a home with someone who is contracted to provide ongoing support. The home is the primary residence of both the individual being supported and the person offering support. Shared living includes home sharing and live-in support:
Home Sharing: the contractor controls the home through ownership, lease, or rental.
Live-In Support: the individual controls the home through ownership, lease, or rental.
BeConnected’s shared living program is called the Network of Home Living, or “NHL.” Shared Living services are provided through contract with our Home Share Providers.
Within staffed residential, support for daily living is provided to an individual or group of individuals by a team of employees who rotate through the home according to an established schedule which includes overnight hours. We support both children and adults this way.
Each home at BeConnected has a unique culture, developed and decorated to meet the needs and choices of the residents. The homes are also guided by a Living Culture Statement which comprises the attitudes, experiences, beliefs, and values of the people who live there.
Supports for Individuals and Families
Supports for Individuals and Families are typically provided for individuals and families who support and adult family member with a developmental disability. Services are designed to enhance the individual’s overall quality of life and to strengthen the family’s ability to manage.
Home-Maker – Is available to individuals who require basic housekeeping services or temporary personal care to successfully live in the community. May also be accessed by families providing ongoing unpaid residential support to an adult with a developmental disability.
Supports Coordination – Provision of supports related to information, resources and/or support to family members who face the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member with a disability.
Supports for individuals and families are provided through BeConnected’s independent contractors.