Individual Community Living Support Services

ICLS services, or individual community living support services, offer support for people who need reminders, cues, intermittent/moderate supervision or physical assistance to remain in their own homes.

ICLS provides assistance for those eligible who are 65 years or older who use Elderly Waiver or the Alternative Care Program.

Individual community living supports (ICLS) is a bundled service that includes six service categories:

  • Active cognitive support – This category includes services to support the person with cognitive challenges and issues that are important to them.


  • Adaptive support service – This category includes services to help the person adopt ways to meet their needs. The services encourage self-sufficiency and reduce reliance on human assistance.


  • Activities of daily living (ADLs) support – within this category, an ICLS provider can:
    • Provide reminders or cuing systems to complete ADLs
    • Cue and/or provide intermittent physical assistance with dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, mobility, transferring and positioning
    • Cue and/or provide continual supervision and physical assistance with bathing, as needed.


  • Household management assistance – This category includes services that help a person manage their home. This can include:
    • Help with cleaning, meal planning/preparation and shopping for household and personal needs
    • Help with budgeting and money management
    • Help with communications (e.g., sorting mail, accessing email, placing phone calls, making appointments)
    • Provide transportation when it is integral to ICLS household management goals and when community resources and/or informal supports are not available.


  • Health, safety and wellness – This category includes services to help the person maintain their overall wellbeing. This includes:
    • Identify changes in the person’s health needs and notify the case manager and/or informal caregivers as needed
    • Coordinate or implement changes to mitigate environmental risks in the home
    • Provide reminders about and assistance with exercises and other health maintenance or improvement activities
    • Monitor the person’s health according to written instructions from a licensed health professional and report any significant changes as instructed
    • Use medical equipment devices or adaptive technology according to written instructions from a licensed health professional.


  • Community living engagement – The final category includes services to help the person have meaningful integration and participation in their community. Within this category and ICLS provides can do the following:
    • Help the person access activities, services and resources that facilitate meaningful community integration and participation
    • Help the person develop and/or maintain their informal support system
    • Provide transportation when it is integral to ICLS community engagement goals and community resources and/or when informal supports are not available; see the transportation section.

What is not included?

  • Specialized or adapted equipment for remote support
  • Transportation mileage

A person cannot receive ICLS if they receive any of the following services:

  • Adult foster care
  • Customized living (including 24-hour customized living)
  • Comprehensive community support offered through Moving Home Minnesota.

If your loved one is in need of ICLS services, please contact us. If you have any questions regarding ICLS services and limitations, please reach out to us. We are here to help.