Individualized Home Support 

(IHS)

What is IHS? 

IHS are services that provide support and/or training in community living service categories for those who live in their own home or their family's home. These services can be provided in the person's own home, family's home, or in the community, with both in person and remote options available.  

Eligibility:

1. Live in their home or their family's home 

2. Receive services through one of the following waivers 

    Brain Injury (BI)

    Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)

    Community Alternative Care (CAC)

    Developmental Disabilities (DD) 

   

Types of IHS

Without training 

  • Provided to adults, or children in need of support, assistance and supervision in at least one of the community living service categories.

  • Combines the previous services of adult companion and personal support

With training 

  • Provided to adults in need of support and training in at least one of the community living service categories.

  • Combines the previous services of independent living skills (ILS) training, supported living services (SLS)- own home, and the previous version of individualized home supports.

With family training 

  • Provided to adults when the person and their family needs support training in the families home in at least one of the community service categories.This service streamlines the in-home family supports service

This service option is provided to children when either of the following is true:

  • The person needs support and training in at least one of the community living service categories

  • The person and their family needs support and trainging in at least one of the community living service categories

What services are covered through IHS?

Through IHS, a person must receive training and/or support, assistance and supervision in at least one of the community service categories:

  • Community participation

  • Health, safety and wellness

  • Household management

  • Adaptive skills