Semi-Independent Living Services
Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS) are designed to 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 an individual with an intellectual disability to live in the community.
The service also includes oversight and assistance in managing self-administered medication and/or medication administration as permitted under Tennessee’s Nurse Practice Act.
The target population for this service is people who need intermittent or limited support to remain in their own home and do not require staff that lives on-site. However, access to emergency supports as needed from the provider on a 24/7 basis is an essential component of this residential service and is what differentiates it from Personal Assistance services.