Residents are referred to congregate housing by family, hospitals, and community agencies. The Multi-disciplinary Assessment Team reviews the assessment of the potential resident as presented by the congregate housing services coordinator. The team then makes recommendations to the housing authority/housing agency regarding the capacity of the facility to support the applicant in the specified congregate housing unit.
The individual must:
- Be capable of independent living and not require constant supervision to carry out activities of daily living
- Be medically stable, oriented to person, place, and time, capable of independent decision making, and willing and able to follow through with any medical plan established with their physician
- Not exhibit behaviors which would be a disturbance to or infringement on the rights of other congregate housing residents.
- If an individual is not capable of meeting the above criteria independently, but through service provision (PCA, homemaker, home health aide, etc.), these criteria are met, and the individual may be appropriate.