Independent Living Skills Training helps to improve and maintain the participant’s community living skills so that the individual can live as independently as possible. ILST services assist in recovering skills that have decreased as a result of the onset of the disability.
The ILST provider will conduct a comprehensive functional assessment of the waiver participant, indentifying the participant’s strengths and weaknesses in performing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) related to his or her established goals. Based on that assessment, the ILST provider will develop an ILST Detailed Plan, identifying goals to be met by the participant and setting forth the best manner in which to attain the identified goals.
ILST is done primarily in one-on-one training and focuses on the development of practical needs such as self-care, medication management, task completion, communication skills, interpersonal skills, socialization, sensory/motor skills, problem solving skills, shopping, cooking, money management, organization and use of public transportation, and other skills required to maintain a household. ILST is provided in the participant’s residence and in the community.