Independent Living Skills

This program is based at our Orange facility, but travels throughout Orange County
Program Description:
Independent Living Skills (ILS) training occurs in the individual’s home and community. One-to-one instruction with a team of professionals, assist the individual in accomplishing specific goals and objectives described in their Individual Program Plan.
Striving for independence in the community, not only involves living in the community, but becoming an active participant in daily living activities. This involves assisting individuals in pursuing skills in the area of vocation, education, volunteerism and social pursuits, as well as apartment living.
Structured recreation activities are offered on Saturdays to assist people in becoming familiar with activities in the community, as well as meeting new people.
Family Support groups are offered on a quarterly basis to assist families and significant others in adjusting to and maintaining the individual’s independent lifestyle.

Independent Living

Services Offered:
  • Advocacy
  • Meal Preparation
  • Housekeeping/Laundry
  • Individual Case Management
  • Menu Planning
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Medication Management
  • Mobility Training
  • Money Management
  • Health/Medical Maintenance
  • Social/Communication Skills

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Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have the desire to receive independent living skills training
  • Must have sufficient income to sustain appropriate lifestyle in the community
  • Must be semi-independent in self care functions or have an identified attendant
Funding Information:
  • Payment is based on an hourly rate and billed monthly
  • RIO ILS accepts Regional Center of Orange County, worker’s compensation, and private pay
Contact Information:
Program Director: Debbie Hicks
Phone: (714) 633-7400, ext. 269