Behavioral Supports: Levels 1 & 2
This service is available for individuals age 21 and older and includes comprehensive assessment, the development of and revisions to a behavioral support plan that includes strategies to support the individual based upon assessment, and the provision of interventions and training to individuals, staff and caregivers. There are two levels of service that reflect the differing levels of provider qualifications and the needs of the individual.
Residential Habilitation -Unlicensed:
Residential Habilitation may be provided to individuals who live in unlicensed provider owned, rented or leased settings. The 55 Pa. Code 86400.3(f)(7) licensing regulations exclude community homes that serve 3 or fewer individuals with an intellectual disability or autism 18 years of age or older who need a yearly average of 30 hours or less of direct staff contact per week per home.
This is a provider agency managed service that occurs in private homes licensed under 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6500 and private homes that are unlicensed as well as other inclusive community settings. Through the provision of this service, individuals will acquire, maintain, or improve skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, and to participate meaningfully in community life. Services consist of assistance, support and guidance in the general areas of everyday living. In the Community Living Waiver, Life Sharing is provided for participants in Needs Group 1 or 2 or those who need less than 30 hours per week of this service.
Residential Habilitation-Community Homes for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Autism:
A licensed Community Home is a home where services are provided to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism. A community home is defined in regulations (55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400) as, "A building or separate dwelling unit in which residential care is provided to one or more individuals with an intellectual disability or autism.” In licensed Community Homes, services may be provided up to the approved program capacity of the home.
These are services that are provided to supervise and support individuals living in private homes on a short-term basis for planned or emergency situations, giving the person(s) normally providing care a period of relief that may be scheduled or due to an emergency. There is a limit of 30 units per fiscal year with a variance process to request additional units.
Respite, 15 Minutes:
These are services that are provided to supervise and support individuals living in private homes on a short-term basis for planned or emergency situations, giving the person(s) normally providing care a period of relief that may be scheduled or due to an emergency. There is a limit of 480 units per fiscal year in the consolidated waiver and 1440 units per fiscal year in the p/FDS and community living waivers with a variance to request additional units.
Respite Care, 24 Hours:
This service is provided to supervise and support individuals on a short-term basis due to the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care.
Transportation by providers, family members, surrogates who are the employer or managing employer, or other licensed drivers for using vehicles to transport the individual to and from services specified in the individual’s support plan. Mileage will be paid per trip. A trip is defined as from the point of pick-up to the destination while the individual is in the car.
This service is transportation provided to individuals, with costs determines on a per-trip basis. Trip distances are defined by ODP through the use of zones.