Coordinated Family Supports
Coordinated Family Supports (CFS) is a new service option specifically designed for adults served by a regional center who choose to live in their family home. The CFS Services Pilot Program focuses on improving equitable access to services and supports and reducing ethnic and racial disparities in the purchase of services. CFS is tailored to the unique needs of the consumer and their family and provided in a manner that respects their language and culture. It shall be primarily provided in a person’s home. CFS may include the following services:
1. Identifying and providing supports necessary to successfully reside in the family home.
2. Providing assistance and training for the consumer and their family in navigating comprehensive services and supports that are tailored to meet their unique needs, including creating pathways to overcome barriers to accessing generic and other resources.
3. Providing additional information or resources on the consumer’s diagnosis and identified supports.
4. Coordinating consistency in training across providers specific to the needs of the consumer and their family.
5. Assisting with scheduling of service delivery including medical and other appointments.
6. Identifying transportation options or services.
7. Identifying backup providers/supports and providing those backup supports when the plan fails.
8. Providing futures planning for the consumer, including those living with aging caregivers.
9. Providing training to the consumer which maximizes their independence.