Home and Community Services
Independence Skills Building Service

What is Independence Skills Building Service?

Training for aged persons or persons with a disability to increase independence in activities of daily living in their home

Who needs Independence Skills Building Service?

Persons who need training to be more independent in their home

Do I qualify for Independence Skills Building Service?

You may qualify if you are:

  • Eligible for Medicaid
  • Needing training to be more independent with activities of daily living
  • Eligible for a DHHS program that has the Independence Skills Building Service (like the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver)

More questions and answers about Independence Skills Building

Contact someone who can answer your questions about Independence Skills Building or apply for this service

PDF For children up to age 17
PDF For adults 18 and older with physical disabilities
PDF For adults 65 and older

Information on becoming a provider of this service


How do I find out if I can receive Independence Skills Building Service?

  1. If you need services for a child with disabilities, contact your local DHHS office.
  2. If you need services for an adult 18-64 years old with disabilities, contact your local Center for Independent Living, or League of Human Dignity.
  3. If you need services for an adult aged 65 and above, contact your local Area Agency on Aging.

What type of training can I receive?

Training with self-care skills like:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Eating
  • Mobility
  • Toileting and transferring

Training with home management skills like:

  • Housekeeping
  • Cleaning
  • Using transportation
  • Managing money
  • Shopping
  • Preventing Accidents

Is there a time limit to Independence Skills Building Service?

Yes, ISB services may be authorized for 3 to 6 months.

Who can be a provider for Independence Skills Building Service?

  • An individual 19 or older
  • A facility

Where can I read the DHHS regulations for programs with Independence Skills Building Service?

Title 480 – Home and Community-Based Waiver Services and Optional Targeted Case
Management Services
, Click on Chapter 5; scroll down to 480 NAC 5-005.H

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