Integrated Community Support (ICS)

Integrated Community Support

Integrated community supports (ICS): Services that provide support and training/habilitation in community living service categories to adults age 18 and older who reside in a living unit of a provider-controlled ICS setting (e.g., apartment in a multi-family housing building). ICS can be delivered up to 24 hours per day in the person’s living unit or in the community.

Note: For information about community living service categories, refer to the covered services section on this page.

Support in community living service categories: Cueing, skill maintenance, guidance, instruction, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance with coordination of community living activities or direct supervision within an allowable community living service category.

Training in community living service categories: Skill-building and instructional services to acquire, retain and improve the person’s experience living in the community within an allowable community living service category. Training must meet the person’s identified needs.

Community Participation

This category may include:

  • Community mobility and pedestrian safety (e.g., safely getting in and around the community).
  • Community resource use and access.
  • Community safety and awareness.
  • Informal support system and network development.
  • Interpersonal communication skills.
  • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning.
  • Skill-building to meet transportation needs.
  • Health, Safety and wellness

    This category may include:

  • Collaboration with the person to arrange health care (e.g., physical, mental, chemical), meaningful activities, social services, meetings and appointments.
  • Training or support to complete self-care activities, including ADLs. 
    Note: Training or support cannot duplicate use of eligible Medical Assistance state plan home care services; refer to CBSM – Home care overview.
  • Health services support, as defined in Minn. Stat. §245D.05.
  • Help for the person to activate and build resiliency factors (e.g., whole health action management).
  • Support for the person to design and meet individualized strategies to reach their health, safety and wellness goals.
  • Household Management

    This category may include:

    1. Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete routine household care and maintenance.

    2. Household safety knowledge and skills.

    3. Tenancy support and advocacy.

    4. Training, assistance, support and/or guidance with:

  • Budgeting and assistance to manage money.
  • Cooking, meal-planning and nutrition.
  • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices.
  • Household chores, including minor household maintenance activities. 
    Note: The person is responsible for the cost of the maintenance replacement items or products.
  • Personal-needs purchasing.
  • Adaptive Skills

    This category may include:

  • Crisis prevention skills.
  • Implementation of positive support strategies.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills.
  • Support strategies for self-sufficiency.
  • Support and training to increase positive behavior, resulting in reduction or elimination of challenging behavior.
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