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Caregiver Tennessee serves elderly, physically disabled, and/or intellectually or developmentally disabled adults through programs tailored to the individual and his or her situation and supports

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CLS Residential Services

Caregiver Tennessee may occasionally have an opening for CLS residential living as defined in the first definition listed below, however, Caregiver Tennessee feels very strongly about the many positive benefits of Family Model services (CLS-FM below), and is an advocate of this model as being the primary choice of CLS residential service provided.

CLS (Community Living Supports)

A community-based residential alternative service for seniors and adults with disabilities that encompasses a continuum of support options for up to four individuals living in a home that supports each resident’s independence and full integration into the community, ensures each resident’s choice and rights, and comports fully with standards applicable to HCBS settings delivered under section 1915(c) of the Act, including those requirements applicable to provider-owned or controlled homes, as applicable, including any exception as supported by the individual’s specific assessed need and set forth in the person-centered plan of care.

Support Service Options

(A) Residential                                                   (B) Community                                                      (C) Employment

Support Service Options

(A) Residential                                                   (B) Community                                                      (C) Employment

CLS - FM (Community Living Supports - Family Model)

A community-based residential alternative service for seniors and adults with disabilities that encompasses a continuum of support options for up to three individuals living in the home of trained family caregivers (other than the individual’s own family) in an adult foster care arrangement. In this type of shared living arrangement, the provider allows the individual(s) to move into his or her existing home in order to integrate the individual into the shared experiences of a home and a family, and provide the individualized services that support each resident’s independence and full integration into the community, ensure each resident’s choice and rights, and support each resident in a manner that comports fully with standards applicable to HCBS settings delivered under section 1915(c) of the Act, including those requirements applicable to provider-owned or controlled homes, as applicable, including any exception as supported by the individual’s specific assessed need and set forth in the person-centered plan of care.

Services offered

CLS services are individualized based on the needs of each resident and specified in the person-centered plan of care. Services may include hands-on assistance, supervision, transportation, and other supports intended to help the individual exercise choices such as:

  • Selecting and moving into a home.

  • Locating and choosing suitable housemates.

  • Acquiring and maintaining household furnishings.

  • Acquiring, retaining, or improving skills needed for activities of daily living or assistance with activities of daily living as needed, such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming, eating, toileting, transfer, and mobility.

  • Acquiring, retaining, or improving skills needed for instrumental activities of daily living or assistance with instrumental activities of daily living as needed, such as household chores, meal planning, shopping, preparation and storage of food, and managing personal finances.

  • Building and maintaining interpersonal relationships with family and friends.

  • Pursuing educational goals and employment opportunities.

  • Participating fully in community life, including faith-based, social, and leisure activities selected by the individual.

  • Scheduling and attending appropriate medical services.

  • Self-administering medications, including assistance with administration of medications as permitted pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 68-1- 904 and 71-5- 1414.

  • Managing acute or chronic health conditions, including nurse oversight and monitoring, and skilled nursing services as needed for routine, ongoing health care tasks, such as blood sugar monitoring and management, oral suctioning, tube feeding, bowel care, etc.

  • Becoming aware of, and effectively using, transportation, police, fire, and emergency help available in the community to the general public.

  • Asserting civil and statutory rights through self-advocacy.

For referrals or questions, please call toll free at 1-800-299-5161.