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SCL Admissions and Program Criteria

Thank you for your interest in our Supported Community Living program. This program provides specialized support to allow persons who have experienced a brain injury or other neurological impairment to maintain and improve their independence. Services are provided to individuals in their homes and community where they reside. We currently provide services in Polk, Warren, Jasper, Story, Dallas, Marion and other counties in Central Iowa.

Program Qualifications/Admission Criteria

The persons we serve in our Supported Community Living Program need to meet the following qualifications to be eligible for our program.

  • Has experienced a brain injury or other neurological disability

  • Is at least 18 years of age

  • Is medically stable and able to live independently in the community, with or without assistance.

  • Is able to administer medications or has made appropriate arrangements to assist in administering medications

  • Does not demonstrate severe behavioral or personality disorder that poses a threat to self or others, or which requires intensive psychiatric intervention

  • May be experiencing ongoing health and/or chemical dependency issues, which impact the ability of the person served to live safely in the community and participate appropriately in the program

  • Meets criteria for eligibility for Home and Community Based (HCBS) Brain Injury Waiver Services or has an alternative means of payment for services

Additional Considerations

  • Adults not capable of informed decision making must have either a legally appointed decision maker or a representative with durable power of attorney for health care designation.

  • Persons with communicable disease will be considered on a case-by-case basis with consultation by the Iowa State Department of Health.

Funding Sources

  • Health Insurance

  • Private Pay

  • Medicaid BI Waiver

  • Workers' Compensation Insurance

To learn more about the Iowa Medicaid Waiver programs, please visit the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise Home and Community Based Waivers web page. 

Interested in our Supported Community Living Services?

Referrals or inquiries for a Supported Community Living Services can be made by anyone with a need, including a physician, discharge planner, social worker, case manager, attorney, the patient themselves or a patient's family member. Please call us at 515-289-9677 or use our online Refer to Us Form and select "Supported Community Living" as the program option. Once we receive your information, our clinical office assistant will be in contact to gather information and discuss next steps.