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Outpatient Support Services

Hope Network Developmental and Community Services offers a range of outpatient support services.

Supports Coordinators are specialists who link, coordinate, and monitor the various services which may be needed – including Enhanced Health Services – by an individual with a developmental disability. This range of services is determined through an assessment and eligibility process, which is conducted through a person-centered planning process resulting in an individualized plan of service for each person served.

Community Living Supports (CLS) facilitate an individual’s independence, productivity, and promote inclusion and participation. The supports can be provided in the beneficiary’s residence (licensed facility, family home, own home or apartment) and in community settings (including, but not limited to, libraries, city pools, camps, and other locations), and may not supplant other waiver or state plan-covered services (for example out-of-home non-vocational habilitation, Home Help Program, personal care in specialized residential, respite). The supports cover three main skills sets.

Assisting (that exceeds state plan for adults), prompting, reminding, cueing, observing, guiding and/or training the beneficiary with:

  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Routine, seasonal, and heavy household care and maintenance (where no other party, such as a landlord or licensee, has responsibility for provision of these services)
  • Activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, dressing, personal hygiene
  • Shopping for food and other necessities of daily living

Assisting, supporting and/or training the beneficiary with:

  • Money management
  • Non-medical care (not requiring nurse or physician intervention)
  • Socialization and relationship building
  • Transportation (excluding to and from medical appointments that are the responsibility of Medicaid through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  or health plan) from the beneficiary’s residence to community activities, among community activities, and from the community activities back to the beneficiary’s residence)
  • Leisure choice and participation in regular community activities
  • Attendance at medical appointments
  • Acquiring goods and/or services other than those listed under shopping and non-medical services

Reminding, observing, and/or monitoring of medication administration.

Program Instructors provide individualized instruction in life skills that are necessary to increase or maintain independence. All services provided will be in accordance with and following the Individualized Plan of Service (IPOS) and Support Needs Worksheet. These outline the independent living skills that have been identified as medically necessary to gain or maintain independence. We focus on the development of individual living skills in the areas of:

  •      Meal prep and planning
  •      Routine household tasks
  •      Laundry
  •      Self-care
  •      Shopping
  •      Money management
  •      Medication management
  •      Socialization and relationship building
  •      Community integration and leisure choice development
  •      Self-advocacy
  •      Health and safety skills.

In a conscious effort to create and foster independence, all skills are completed alongside or with the individual, and never done for them. The provision of staffing is tailored to the needs outlined in the Individualized Plan of Service (IPOS).

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