Fostering connections, well-being, and community participation

At Vista Care Health Services, we understand the significance of community involvement in overall well-being. Our integrated community supports program is dedicated to helping individuals maintain social connections and participate in local activities. We provide the necessary assistance to engage in community events, access essential services, and build meaningful relationships, fostering a sense of belonging and emotional well-being. With our support, your loved ones can continue to be active members of their communities, leading fulfilling lives.

Integrated Community Supports (ICS) include services that provide support and training 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. In our ICS program, we emphasize community participation, household management, adaptive skills, along with health, safety, and wellness.

We believe that where one lives is crucial to their overall well-being. For this reason, we provide comfortable, safe, modern styled apartment units that meet the unique needs and preferences of our residents. Conveniently located in the Twin Cities, our apartment units are designed to promote independence and a sense of community while providing the necessary support for individuals to live their lives to the fullest. Our staff understands that every resident’s situation is different and requires a tailored approach. That is why we work with each resident to identify their specific needs and preferences and create a personalized care plan that addresses their individuals needs.

Integrated community supports cover training and support to meet the person’s individualized assessed needs and goals in at least one of the community living service categories:

  • Community participation
  • Health, safety and wellness
  • Household management
  • Adaptive skills.

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 communications skills
  • Leisure, recreation and socialization planning
  • Skill-building to meet transportation needs.

Health, Safety & 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
  • Cueing, guidance, supervision, training or instructional support to complete self-care activities.
    (Note: Cannot duplicate use of eligible Medical Assistance state plan home care services; see 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 strateg
  • 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.

Working Together

Our staff meets with families, interdisciplinary team members and the client regularly to monitor expectations. The schedule design is flexible to meet the client’s needs.

Be sure to contact us with any questions you might have about Metro Care and the extraordinary collaborative environment we offer.

Get in Touch

Reach out to us today to explore how we can meet your unique needs and provide the support you deserve.

nurse and senior woman holding each other hands