Our Adult Day Services Program is primarily a group service that provides assistance to the individual with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self-help, socialization and adaptive skills. Day Service is furnished in a non-residential setting, separate from the home or facility where the individual resides. Day Services focus on enabling the individual to attain or maintain his or her maximum functional level and is coordinated with any physical, occupational, or speech therapies listed in the Individual Support Plan. Transportation to/from the individual’s home to the day service facility and travel within the community is included. The cost of transportation to and from the day program is included in the payment rate.
Individuals may receive day services outside of the facility as long as the outcomes are consistent with the habilitation described in the ISP and the service originates from the licensed day program. All licensure categories must be followed and the individual grouping must be appropriate to the age of the individual.
Day Services include prevocational activities and the following criteria differentiates between prevocational and vocational services.
- Prevocational Services: Services provided to individuals who are not expected to join the general
work force or participate in transitional sheltered workshops within one year of service
- Compensation: If compensated, the individual may on average, receive less than 50 percent of minimum wage.
- Services: Services include activities that are not directed at teaching job-specific skills but at
underlying habilitative goals (e.g. attention span, motor skills, attendance, task completion.)
Day Services may not be used for the provision of vocational services (e.g. sheltered workshop preformed in a facility). Vocational services that assist individuals in learning to perform real jobs are to be provided in community settings and not in licensed facilities. Prevocational skills development where individuals obtain the underlying habilitation skills, required for obtaining a job may be provided in the licensed day support setting.
For individuals who do not receive residential support, transportation to and from the home of the individual is built into the rate for day support. Time once the individual reaches the licensed day program can be billed to Day Supports. Transportation to and from the licensed day program is the responsibility of the Day Supports provider. For individuals who receive Residential Supports, transportation to and from the licensed day program is the responsibility of the Residential Supports Provider. If the individual leaves the facility to participate in community programming, the Day Supports authorization includes the time the individual is transported to and from community activities.
For individuals who are eligible for educational services under the Individual’s With Disability Educational Act. Day Supports does not include transportation to/from school settings. This includes transportation to/from the individual’s home or any community location where the individual may be receiving services before or after school.