Alternative Family Living (AFL) Homes

CAP MR/DD Residential Supports – Levels 1-4
Alberta Professional Services provides this service to meet the habilitation and personal care needs of individuals living in licensed residential settings or unlicensed alternative family living homes. It is designed to provide flexibility and reflect the natural flow of a person’s day. Residential Supports provide assistance with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming and cleanliness, bed making and household chores, eating and the preparation of food, and the social and adaptive skills necessary to enable the individual to reside in a non-institutional setting. Habilitation, training and instruction are coupled with elements of support, supervision and engaging participation to reflect the natural flow of training, practice of skills, and other activities as they occur during the course of the person’s day.

This service is provided to individuals who live in licensed community residential settings, foster homes, or alternative family living homes as well as unlicensed alternative family living homes that serve one adult. This service also provides assistance, support, supervision, and monitoring that allow individuals to participate in home or community activities. Individuals living in licensed settings may use this service to provide habilitation and support in community living activities such as shopping and leisure activities in the community.

*Payments for Residential Support are not made for room and board; do not include payments made, directly or indirectly, to members of the individual’s immediate family – immediate family in this instance means parent or stepparent of a minor child, or spouse. Residential Supports may not be provided at the same time of day that a person receives: Adult Day health, Day Supports, the community component of Home and Community Supports, Respite, Supported Employment, or Transportation. The community component of Home and Community Supports may be used with Residential Supports only to meet the day programming needs of individuals who have chosen not to receive their day programming needs through a licensed facility.

Alternative Family Living  Services:
This service is distinctive in that it includes habilitation and training activities, as well as care and assistance with activities of daily living when the individual is dependent on others to ensure health and safety.

Interactions with the person are designed to achieve outcomes identified in the Plan of Care. Support and supervision of the person’s activities to sustain skills gained through habilitation and training are also acceptable goals of Residential Supports.

Direct care staff  must have a criminal record check, a healthcare registry check, and their driving record checked if staff is providing transportation. Supervision by a Qualified Professional must be provided according to supervision requirements of 10A NCAC 27G.0204 and according to licensure or certification requirements of the appropriate discipline.

*Staff must demonstrate client specific competencies as identified by the individual’s person-centered planning team and documented in the plan of care and meet the requirements for paraprofessionals in 10A NCAC 27G.0200

Admissions Director
Angie Williams (Central NC)

Christina Vaughan (Western NC)

Colleen Tranchon (Eastern NC)