Each Sponsor home is assigned a Community Living Specialist (CLS), who works with the Sponsor family to ensure the individual in their care is receiving the services they need to live and be active in their community. The CLS visits monthly at a minimum, and makes both scheduled and unscheduled visits. The CLS visits more frequently to offer support and assistance to a new Sponsor, a new individual or anytime needed. The CLS is also available as needed for consultation between visits.
We also have an after hours cell phone that is carried by program staff to assist as needed to issues that arise after hours, over the weekend or on holidays.
Services are funded through Medicaid Waiver:
States apply for Medicaid Waivers with the federal Medicaid agency known as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This enables states to waive the usual requirements that individuals must reside in an institution in order to receive Medicaid funding for services. In this way, Medicaid funds certain community-based alternatives to institutional care. Virginia has been offering Medicaid funded community based supports to individuals with an intellectual disability through the ID Waiver since 1991, the Day Support (DS) Waiver since 2005, and individuals with developmental disabilities through the DD waiver since 2000. The three waivers were amended in September 2016 and are now called the Community Living, Building Independence and Family and Individual Supports waivers respectively.
VCSB has been providing residential services to adults with Developmental Disabilities, including Intellectual Disabilities, since 1994. An individual lives in the community with a Sponsor family. Each Sponsor home has an assigned Community Living Specialist to work with the them.
The home may serve only two individuals with disabilities and the maximum number of occupants per home is seven.