State of Alabama Independent Living Service (SAIL)

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SAIL - Trust

SAIL ensures independent living at home, at school, at work, and in the community through compassionate, skilled and trusted counselors, who provide specialized in-home education, counseling, attendant care, training, and medical services to Alabamians with the most-significant disabilities.

SAIL’s primary mission is to enable its consumers to achieve their maximum potential. By supporting individuals who, because of the severity of their disabilities may not be able to function independently, SAIL enables them to live independently in family, community or to engage in employment consistent with their capacities and abilities. SAIL also advocates and strives for a higher quality of life for their consumers by individualizing its services, helping individuals and families adapt to greater independence, and building confidence in their abilities.

SAIL’s counselors serve as the family’s one point of contact to coordinate combined services for Homebound/Waiver and Vocational Rehabilitation consumers. This model of comprehensive service provision enables consumers with significant disabilities to achieve independence at home, aiding workplace success, building independence, and creating the momentum necessary to achieve goals.

FAQs


SAIL provides services that promote independent living for Alabamians with the most significant disabilities through these specialized programs:

Homebound Services (providing supports to enhance the quality of life and maintain maximum independence in their home) that include:

  • attendant care
  • assistance with disability related medical supplies/medications
  • limited home modifications
  • prescribed medical equipment
  • guidance and counseling
  • nursing management
  • patient and family education
  • referral to other services

Independent Living Services (providing supports that help eliminate barriers that prevent them from functioning independently and being employed) that include:

  • peer support
  • information and referral
  • basic independent living skills training
  • advocacy
  • guidance and counseling

Home and Community-based Waiver Services (to provide supports in the participant’s home, school, and/or workplace, leading to reductions in institutional placements) that include:

  • case management
  • personal care
  • prescribed assistive technology
  • prescribed medical supplies
  • Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)
  • environmental modifications
  • prescribed minor assistive technology
  • personal assistant services (for those employed at least 40 hours per month)
  • service coordination
  • referral services

The eligibility criteria is slightly different for each program:

Homebound Services:

  • be an Alabama resident
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have a medical diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and/or quadriplegia
  • be dependent on others for assistance with 6/8 activities of daily living
  • demonstrate financial need

Independent Living Services

  • An individual must be severely disabled.
  • The disability must limit the individual’s ability to maintain independence.
  • There must be evidence that the receipt of services will improve the individual’s ability to retain independence.

Home and Community-based Waiver Services

  • be an Alabama resident
  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have a medical diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and/or quadriplegia
  • be dependent on others for assistance with 6/8 activities of daily living
  • demonstrate financial need

There are several ways to get services:

  • Contact an ADRS office near you for more information and to find out other ways to help support employment for Alabamians with disabilities.

Information

ADRS State Office
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
P: (334) 293-7500
TFN: 800-441-7607
FAX: (334) 293-7383
 

334.293.7500