The Supportive Living Program (SLP) serves residents of the City of Virginia Beach who have a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability. Services provided include person-centered planning to assist individuals to develop their abilities as much as possible while residing in community settings throughout the City of Virginia Beach. All components of this program are licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). Intermediate Care Facilities are also certified by the Virginia Department of Health. All referrals to Supportive Living Program services are made through Developmental Services Case Management.
Supported Residential Services
SLP individuals receive support, assistance and instruction on how to be safe and successful members of the community. Whether it is grocery shopping, managing money, or home safety, SLP will teach the skills necessary to achieve a better quality of life. The program also will coordinate doctor and dental appointments, and assist with medications.
|Mental Health Support Services |
|Serves individuals with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and serious mental illness, who need support in major life activities. Individuals must be willing to reach agreement with staff in developing an Individual Service Plan. Services may include training or reinforcement of skills and appropriate behavior related to health and safety, personal care, activities of daily living and use of community resources. Other services may include monitoring of health, nutrition and physical condition, and assistance with medication management. |
|Individuals receive services in group homes located in the City of Virginia Beach. Services are primarily funded via Medicaid Mental Retardation Waiver monies. Services may include support and assistance with money management, personal care, participation in recreational and social activities, and coordination of medical and dental care as needed. Meals are prepared on the premises according to a menu developed with assistance by a registered dietician. Overnight awake staffing is provided. |
|Skilled Nursing Services |
|Skilled Nursing services are provided as needed to any individual who is receiving Medicaid Waiver Residential Services from the Supportive Living Program. These individuals have chronic complex medical conditions that require long term nursing support to remain in a community based setting. Training is also provided to non-medical staff. |
|Intermediate Care Facilities |
|Intermediate Care Facilities serve persons age 21 or older with a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, physical impairments, and chronic health issues, who are residents of Virginia Beach or Health Region V. Services include 24 hour awake care, active treatment, leisure and community activities and available 24 hour nursing care. An interdisciplinary team of professionals, along with the individual and their authorized representative or legal guardian, develop a program plan designed to meet their health, safety, and skill needs, provide choice and assist them to engage in a fulfilling lifestyle.|
|Other Services |
The Supportive Living Program employs nurses who educate and consult with consumers and staff on various health issues.
Additionally, a registered dietician is available to assist consumers with nutritional needs and healthy meal planning.
A Health and Wellness program is also offered that provides opportunities for exercise, and health and safety education.
297 Independence Blvd
Pembroke 6, Suite 415
Virginia Beach, VA 23462