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Home Care Services

ICLS (Individual Community Living Support)

What is Individual Community Living Support?

Individual Community Living Support (ICLS) is a new service available to Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care clients. It is an “all-inclusive” service designed to cover general care for elderly clients without needing to spread individual services across several providers.

Examples Include:

  • Assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as mobility, transfers, or bathing
  • Light homemaking and household management
  • General oversight, monitoring, and wellness checks
  • Community engagement
  • Adaptive support, including cues, reminders, and instructions for living independently
  • Cognitive support to address behavioral, cognitive, or other concerns

ICLS staff does not provide intensive medical support, including medication management, therapy, or skills training. ICLS does not also cover transportation costs or medical equipment.

Who is qualified to become an ICLS staff member?

All ICLS care staff must meet a number of requirements in order to provide ICLS services:

  • Pass a Minnesota Department of Human Services background check
  • Complete training and orientation on health and safety, policies and procedures with Home Healthcare Agency
  • Complete mandated courses on: Person-Centered Care, Positive Behavioral Supports, and how to effectively care for individuals with disabilities

Waiver Services

  • Alternative Care (AC) for people over age 65 years who are at risk of nursing home placement (DHS Aging and Adult Services Division administers the AC program)
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver for people with a traumatic, acquired or degenerative brain injury who require the level of care provided in a nursing facility that provides specialized services for persons with BI, or who require the level of care provided in a neurobehavioral hospital
  • Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver for chronically ill and medically fragile people who require the level of care provided in a hospital
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver for people with disabilities who require the level of care provided in a nursing facility
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver for people with developmental disabilities or a related condition who require the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICF/DD)
  • Elderly Waiver (EW) for people older than age 65 who require the level of care provided in a nursing facility and choose to reside in the community (DHS Aging and Adult Services Division administers the EW program).

Other Aging/DSD Programs

  1. Community Living Assistance
  2. Essential Community Supports
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