Community Integration/Community Options Program
What are CIP (Community Integration Program) and COP (Community Options Program)?
CIP and COP are long-term support programs offering coordination of community-based services and in-home assistance for people with physical disabilities and long-term illnesses.
CIP/COP staff includes seasoned professionals with social work, mental health and nursing expertise who are committed to supporting all clients wishing to live with dignity and independence.
Client choice, self-direction, service flexibility and individualized supports are key elements of the CIP/COP program.To learn more about CIP/COP in Wisconsin, visit http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ltc_cop/cop.htm, In Dane County, CIP/COP programs are accessed through Community Living Alliance (CLA).
What services does CIP/COP offer?
In addition to Service Coordination, CIP/COP offers other services based on individual needs and outcomes. CIP/COP staff develop highly individualized service plans with each client. Types of services offered include:
- Adaptive equipment
- Assisted living services such as those provided in Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities or Residential Care Apartment Complexes
- Day centers
- Emergency Response Systems
- Home-delivered meals or meal preparation in the home
- Housekeeping and chore services
- Personal care services such as bathing and dressing that are not billable to Medical Assistance
- Specialized medical supplies
Clients in CIP/COP can use their Forward Card, Medicare and/or other private insurance for their health care. CIP/COP clients can simultaneously receive services through CLA's Medical Assistance Personal Care Program. Clients have the option to employ their workers through a fiscal agent arrangement. This enables the worker providing support services to be employed by the client rather than by CLA. For more information about fiscal agent workers, visit: http://www.fiscalassistance.org.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, a person must:
- Be between the ages of 18 and 64 at the time of enrollment (CIP/COP helps people age over their lifespan; age requirements apply only at the time of enrollment. CIP/COP cannot serve children under the age of 18, but CLA serves children through its Medical Assistance Personal Care Program.)
- Be a Dane County resident
- Have a long-term irreversible illness or physical disability which substantially impacts daily functioning
- Meet financial eligibility requirements based on income and assets
These programs are provided under contract with Dane County Department of Human Services.
To apply to CIP/COP, contact CLA Intake at (608) 242-8335 and speak with one of our knowledgeable Intake Outreach Coordinators.
To begin the application process, CLA Intake staff will perform a brief assessment by phone and will follow up with an in-home visit to develop a more detailed plan.