TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 115 STANDARDS AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
SECTION 115.500 PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


 

Section 115.500  Program Description

 

a)         This Subpart details those requirements specific to the Host Family Living Arrangements Program (traditional care model and shared living model) beyond the basic CILA requirements.

 

b)         The Host Family Living Arrangement Program consists of two major program components, the Traditional Care Model and the Shared Living Model.

 

1)         Traditional Care Model

            Host family living arrangements, traditional care models are 24-hour residential alternatives to typical shift staff arrangements.  The setting is the residence for the person with a developmental disability and the full-time residence for the paid caregivers.  It is owned, leased or rented by the paid caregivers.  In traditional care settings, host families consist of one or more persons who are unrelated to the individual with a developmental disability and who are under contract with the provider agency to provide host family services.

 

2)         Shared Living Model

            Host family living arrangements, shared living models are also 24-hour residential alternatives to typical shift staff arrangements.  The setting is the residence for the person with a developmental disability and may house either full or part-time caregivers in which more than 50 percent of the residential coverage is provided by individuals other than shift employees.  It is owned, leased or rented by either the individual, the caregivers, or the agency.  In shared living models, host families consist of one or more persons who are unrelated to the individual with a developmental disability and who are under contract, or employed by the provider agency, to provide host family services.

 

            The difference between traditional care and shared living models is that, in the shared living model, shift employees of the provider agency routinely share supervision, care and training responsibilities with the host family caregivers who are providing services under contract.

 

(Source:  Former Section 115.500 renumbered to Section 115.700; new Section 115.500 added at 27 Ill. Reg. 5376, effective March 17, 2003)