ILS (Independent Living Services)

Caring for a client who wants to remain at home takes a team of people working together to help make that happen. This post highlights the role of an Independent Living Skills (ILS) staff and the importance he/she has at HealthMax Home Health Services, LLC.

The job of an ILS staff is to help a person develop and maintain the skills necessary to participate and become integrated in the community he or she lives in, as well as live independently at home. ILS staff work on tasks specific to individual needs in the client’s home or community to help develop these skills. ILS workers offer assistance and supervision for their client, however,training is the primary service provided. Below is a list of skills that ILS staff help different clients with:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Communicating effectively
  • Reducing and eliminating inappropriate or disruptive behavior
  • Sensory/motor development
  • Socialization
  • Money management
  • Meal preparation
  • Household tasks like laundry and cleaning