Residential Group Homes
Abilities Services, Inc. is proud to offer residential services in Tippecanoe and Clinton Counties for individuals who have been approved by the Indiana Bureau of Developmental Disabilities (BDDS) for Group Home placement.
Group Homes are exactly what they sound like – residential homes for group living. Our houses, nestled in neighborhoods, can house up to 8 residents. Depending on the location, individuals in the group home may have a single or double room and private bathrooms.
Consumers who live at an ASI Group Home have the opportunity to participate in activities that are individualized to their ability. These may include cooking, cleaning, social skills, hygiene, and other Activities of Daily Living. They also participate in a variety of community outings and in-home recreational activities.
ASI Group Homes are staffed 24-hours each day by multiple trained staff to monitor social, behavioral, safety, and medical needs. In addition, the Group Home residents receive nursing care and have access to an on-call nurse at all times. Consumers also have individualized care plans and treatment goals overseen by a Qualified Developmental Disability Professional.
What are Group Homes?
Group homes are training facilities designed to help increase the independence of adults with developmental disabilities. Through 24-hour supervision, our staff can assist each resident in home, community and vocational needs.
At the home, we teach individuals personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, shopping and other daily living activities. At ASI work centers or our day program, we help them develop vocational and habilitation skills that may lead to future external employment.
With all our community, home and work activities, we strive to turn everyday life activities into training experiences. Staff serve more as educators (or trainers) then care takers, helping individuals to meet goals that are developed through an interdisciplinary team of family members, ASI staff, medical and social service professionals and, most importantly, the individuals themselves.
Who lives there?
Persons who live in our group homes may have moved from their own home, a family member’s home or another group setting. In order to qualify, they must meet eligibility and level of care guidelines developed by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services. We are funded in accordance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Who monitors them?
Group home staff are employed by ASI and are supervised by group home managers, who have on-site offices and are also on call 24 hours a day.
Through annual reviews, the Indiana State Department of Health ensures our homes meet stringent guidelines.
If you believe that you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please contact us at 1-800-362-4021 or locally in Crawfordsville at 765-362-4020, in Frankfort at 765-659-4631 or in Lafayette at 765-446-9201. Our staff will be happy to assess your needs and assist in determining eligibility.
Supported community living
By far the agency’s largest service program is Supported Community Living which is available in Tippecanoe, Montgomery, and Clinton counties. It is the most flexible of our programs to meet the needs of the consumer.
Supported Living services are designed to support each consumer in their home or a community setting. Direct Service Professional staff can assist an individual a few hours a week working on menu planning or community volunteerism. In other cases, maybe the need is to provide services in the consumer’s home (whether they live with family members or independently) on skills for daily living such as laundry, cleaning, and self-care. Other individuals may need supervision and support 24-hours each day.
No matter the range of services needed or hours required, Supported Community Living services can accomplish it. The goals for each consumer are established in conjunction with the consumer’s team and are easily monitored to show progress.
What are supported living services?
Supported living services are designed to help increase the independence of individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, and traumatic brain injuries. Through this program, individuals live in houses or apartments of their choice or with family members. We provide the level of care that each individual needs, ranging from only a few hours a week to 24-7 supervision.
At home, we help individuals with home care, personal hygiene, cooking, laundry, shopping and other daily living activities.
At ASI work centers or our day program, we help them develop vocational and habilitation skills that may lead to future external employment. We also assist individuals in maintaining community jobs.
With all our community, home and work activities, we strive to maintain an individual’s strengths while meeting his or her needs. Our person-centered planning process helps ensure that each individual is actively involved in setting goals with an interdisciplinary team of family members, ASI staff and medical and social service professionals.
Persons who qualify for supported living services may have moved into their own dwelling from a group home or a family member’s home, or may be residing with a family member.
In order to qualify, they must meet eligibility and level of care guidelines established by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services.
Who monitors services?
All supported living staff are employed by ASI and are supervised by managers, who are on call 24 hours a day. Medicaid and other quality improvement sources also monitor our programs regularly to ensure we are meeting stringent guidelines.
If you believe you or someone you know could benefit from our services. Please contact us at 1-800-362-4021 or locally in Crawfordsville at 765-362-4020, in Frankfort at 765-659-4631 or in Lafayette at 765-446-9201. Our staff will be happy to assess your needs and assist in determining eligibility.
At Abilities Services, Inc., our mission is to assist people with disabilities or similar disadvantages to live and work in the community. Through our Day Services Department, we help achieve this mission by providing habilitation services in Clinton, Montgomery and Tippecanoe counties.
What are habilitation services?
Habilitation services are designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities become more independent in their own communities.
Also called adult daily living or daily living needs, habilitation focuses on areas of autonomy that are often overlooked, such as personal or social skills.
Working with an interdisciplinary team that includes family members, ASI staff, and medical and social service professionals, we assist individuals in setting specific goals for maintaining or developing independence.
Then, depending on their needs, our staff assist them in learning such skills as balancing a checkbook, shopping for groceries, comparing prices at stores, doing laundry, cooking and making productive use of their leisure time. Staff work with consumers in the agency and also accompany them on outings and recreational activities in the community. Services are provided in a highly structured group or individual setting.
Who receives services?
Habilitation services are provided to individuals who meet requirements for the Support Services or Developmental Disabilities Waiver. Services are based on need and funding eligibility.
If you believe you or someone you know could benefit from our services. Please contact us at 1-800-362-4021 or locally in Crawfordsville at 765-362-4020 or in Frankfort at 765-659-4631 or in Lafayette at 765-446-9201. Our staff will be happy to assess your needs and assist in determining eligibility.