Community Living Services in Tennessee

We provide a full continuum of residential options for people with disabilities to live in a safe and healthy environment in Tennessee. Our goal is for people to achieve the highest level of independence at home and in the community. Our interdisciplinary teams work closely with family members and guardians and we encourage involvement in all aspects of their loved ones lives.

Family Model Residential Services

Family Model Residential Services are a residential service selected by the person supported, where he/she moves into the home of and lives with a trained caregiver who is not a family member. The goal of these services is to help integrate the person supported into the shared experiences of a home and family life, while supporting the person’s independence and full inclusion in the community.

CHOICES Community Living Supports

This is a community-based residential service alternative for seniors and adults with disabilities. Community Living Supports encompass a continuum of support options for up to 4 people living in a home that supports each person’s independence and full integration into the community. Services may include hands-on assistance, supervision, transportation and other supports intended to help the person supported exercise choices in his/her life.

Community Residential Alternatives

These are residential services for people who require intense levels of support. These services include a range of interventions with a particular focus on training and support in one or more of the following areas: eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming, health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management and use of leisure time. Services are individualized to meet each person’s needs and desires.

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)

This residential setting is the most structured level of support offered by RHA, with staff on duty around the clock.  These group-homes coordinate health and habilitative services and provide training that enables people with developmental disabilities to function at the highest level possible.  RHA operates ICF homes for both children and adults. 

Medical Residential Services

Medical Residential Services are selected by the person supported and encompass direct skilled nursing services and habilitation supports for people who have medical needs requiring such services. To qualify for services, there must be a physician’s order and the level of medical care needed must require daily services provided by a licensed or registered nurse. The goal of Medical Residential Services is to help the person supported reside in a community-based setting.

Residential Habilitation

Residential Habilitation offers individualized services that enable the person supported to acquire, retain and improve skills necessary to reside in a community-based setting and which support independence and full integration into the community. No more than four (4) people may share a home. People may choose to share this living arrangement with others persons who need different levels of support, receive different waiver services, or who participate in different HCBS programs as permitted by state law and regulations.

Semi-Independent Living Services

Semi-Independent Living Services include training and assistance in managing money, preparing meals, shopping, personal appearance and hygiene, interpersonal and social skills building, and other activities needed to maintain and improve the capacity of a person to live in the community. This service also includes oversight and assistance in managing medication. This service is offered to people who need intermittent or limited support to remain in their own homes and do not require staff that lives on-site. However, RHA does offer 24/7 access to emergency supports as a component of this service.

Supported Living

Supported Living Services enable the person supported to reside in a home that is owned or leased by the person and which supports the person’s independence and full integration into the community. No more than three (3) people share a home in this service. People supported have a choice as to where they live, with whom they live and which staff provides their supports. This residential service is based on personal needs, preferences and choices and is not a “one size fits most” traditional residential service. Supports are provided in a manner which ensures a person’s rights of privacy, dignity, respect and freedom from coercion and restraint, and optimizes initiative, autonomy and independence in making life choices.

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