Independent Living Skills
Whom We Serve
The Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program is available to adults (ages 18 and older) who have been diagnosed with a physical or neurological disability, brain injury, and/or mental illness. An initial interview and assessment will help determine their appropriateness for the program.
The ILS Program was developed to provide quality 1:1 life skills training/coaching for individuals that need extra support to maintain their home, build healthy social relationships, or assist with attending doctor's appointments. The purpose is to help individuals learn the life skills required to become healthy, more independent, and to move forward in life. Our program was developed to be consistent with the SMB "growth philosophy", which focuses on each individual's growth potential in five key areas --- spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and social. Our trained staff helps each person develop an individualized care plan with personal goals designed around these five growth areas. The ILS Program is affordable and often costs less than home health care services.
Is physically, mentally, and medically safe to participate in programming
Does not have a communicable disease
Does not cause harm to self or others
Has no unmanageable wandering
Is able to be redirected
Is continent or has manageable incontinence
Is mobile with or without a device
Can transfer by his/her self
Is not actively abusing drugs or alcohol
Has set goals and is motivated to achieve those goals
Is motivated to participate in all areas of programming
We strive to ensure that every person we serve is neither over-served (which may inhibit growth towards independence) nor under-served in the following ways:
We provide dependable, compassionate, highly trained staff.
We encourage each person to reach his or her highest level of independence.
We walk alongside each person and support him or her through life's journey.
We provide monthly/quarterly goal reports to the individual and team members to demonstrate growth and progress.
We assist in establishing and maintaining structure to help the individual regain control and independence in their lives.
We work with the individual to create a manageable, written daily schedule.
We attend doctor's appointments as requested to ensure clear communication with all attending doctors and team members.