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Long-term Care, Supports, and Services

Knowledge of the broad range of services and supports designed to ensure the health and safety, and promote independence of individuals receiving services.

Critical Work Functions

  • Understand the components of the long-term care, supports, and services system
    • Identify own role in the department, organization, and overall long-term care, supports, and services environment
      • Identify the purpose and goals of the supports provided
        • Recognize obstacles/barriers faced by individuals who rely on long-term supports
          • Provide supports, care, and services according to the individual plan
            Technical Content Areas

            • Knowledge of Long-term Care, Supports, and Services
              • Purpose and goals of long-term care, supports, and services
              • Individualized, person-centered supports, care, and services
              • Consumer-directed services
            • Knowledge of Residential Support Settings
              • Independent Living /In-home supports
              • Non-residential Assisted Living
              • Residential/Group Home
              • Congregate Living/Assisted Living
              • Skilled Nursing
            • Knowledge of the purposes and goals of Vocational Support
              • Supported employment
              • Vocational rehabilitation
              • Day habilitation
            • Familiarity with the needs of Populations Served
              • Physical disabilities
              • Cognitive disabilities
              • Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
              • Behavioral health needs and/or addiction/chemical abuse
              • Age-related decline in functioning
              • Palliative care
              • Hospice care
            • Individual Service and Support Plans
              • Role of the support team and individual members in implementing the plans
              • The assessment process of observing, gathering and reporting information
              • Achievement of individual participant outcomes
              • Collaborative relationship to promote the effectiveness of desired goals as identified in plan