Supported Living Services
Supported Living Services (SLS) is a program for developmentally disabled adults, designed to train them in skills that help keep them healthy and safe in their homes and community. There are three types of services:
- Training (domestic, personal, and community skills)
- Personal Support/Case Management (Coordinating Community services such as SSI, MediCal, In Home Supportive Services IHSS)
- 24-hour Support Information & Coordination (staffing, medical, coordination, etc.)
Jerry - SLS Client
The Five Principles of Supported Living Services
A Home of One’s Own
Client chooses their home, what happens in it, the appearance, and who they invite over.
Self Directed Decisions
Client makes informed choices, directing their services, life, and future.
Client chooses who to have relationships with and how their family, friends, neighbors, circle of support, and staff support them in life.
Client chooses, and has the opportunity to learn about, their community. This includes volunteer opportunities, churches, classes, support or leisure groups, coffee shops, and community resources and events.
Flexible and Tailored Services and Support
With support, the client creates an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that will direct the services provided in their home and community. This living document will change as their needs change.
Nancy - SLS Client
Types of Training
Emergency Prep in client's home and community, training on leases, developing cleaning schedules, cooking, safety and prevention, coordination with In Home Support Service (IHSS) support, and Sacramento Housing support.
Personal Care & Motor Skills Coordination
Through the acceptance of resources such as IHSS, we help coordinate approved IHSS services with IHSS employees such as: bathing, dressing, grooming, hygiene, mobility, bowel and bladder care, and assistance with durable medical equipment.
Wellness & Healthcare
Facilitation and advocacy at doctor appointments, scheduling for preventative care, and medication management.
Memorizing, tools, appliances, forms, math, reading, and spelling.
SSI, banking (including online banking), savings, record keeping, bill pay, and budgeting.
How to advocate for one’s self, understanding rights and responsibilities, stress management, boundary setting, decision making, and self rewards.
Community involvement, volunteer opportunities, work, school, free and low cost events; as well as how to create and maintain friendships and a circle of support.
See what our families are saying about our services
What do you like about On My Own?
"My daughter's excellent staff manager, her staff, and the general proactive approach of this program."
"Attention to detail, pleasant staff, I am kept the loop when situations occur. They have given my son a completely positive look on life after years of almost despair. You have improved my well being exponentially as well, as there was no way I could help him in as much and in as many ways as you have."
"Love, love, love our current permanent caregivers!"
"Selecting good staff fit my daughter."
"Facilitator is resourceful and handles concerns quickly."
Top 5 things clients say about our SLS services
OMO helps me achieve my goals and objectives.
OMO helps be involved in the community the way I would like.
OMO encourages me to keep my home clean and safe.
OMO helps me make my own decisions and future plans.
OMO knows what to do if there is an emergency.
92% of clients rated their overall satisfaction high for our services
-Extracted from the Sacramento SLS 2019 Client Satisfaction Survey
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