At the time the need for a residential placement becomes necessary, a case manager or Support Coordinator can explore residential options with the individual. Some residential options that may be offered to an eligible individual include:
· Group homes – in which individuals share a home with no more than three other residents and receive services from staff who are on-site 24 hours a day.
· Supervised apartments – in which an individual lives alone or with a roommate in an apartment that is leased or owned by a provider agency, which also employs staff that is available to serve the individual 24 hours a day.
· Supported Living – in which an individual leases his or her own apartment and receives services on an as-needed basis either in person or through phone contact up to a total of 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
· Community Care Residence – in which an individual lives as part of the family of a caretaker and receives assistance from that person and/or from an agency on a routine basis.