Services

Krysilis provides a wide range of services ranging from 24-hour skilled nursing care to assisting someone with balancing their checkbook. Services are matched to an individual’s needs and interests. Our staff works to ensure each person is receiving services that allow partipcation in the life of his or her community to the greatest extent possible.
Please review the services and then call for a consultation. Together, we can customize services for your specific needs.

Living Support
• Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) Residential Homes (24-hour)
• HCBS Supported Community Living (SCL) / ID & BI (hourly and daily)
• HCBS Respite / ID, Elderly & BI
• Transportation

Employment Support
• School Transition Services
• Pre-vocational / ID & BI
• Work Services / ID & BI
• Work Site Assessment
• Supported Employment
• Contract Work Services Provided for Local Businesses
• Retail
• Transportation

Personal Support
• Day Habilitation / ID & BI
• Specialized Therapies
• Support Services
• Transportation

Programs Funding Services
• Medicaid
• Intellectual Disability Waiver (ID)
• Elderly Waiver
• Brain Injury Waiver (BI)

Living Support

• ICF/MR Residential Homes (24-hour)
Supports a person with his or her daily living needs who lives in a home licensed as an ICF/MR that is owned and operated by Krysilis. Increases independence and enhances life experiences. Provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This service requires a physician’s diagnosis in addition to meeting other state and federal requirements.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• HCBS Supported Community Living (SCL) / ID& BI (hourly and 24-hour)
Designed to assist and support someone living in his or her own home or in a parental or guardian home. Each person is encouraged to reach his or her maximum level of independence. Services designed to support personal wants, needs, and preferences. Provides support services from one hour per week to 24 hours per day. Krysilis owns or manages some homes and apartments for this service need.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• HCBS Respite / ID, Elderly & BI
Provides temporary relief to caregiver(s) when an individual is living in his or her parental or guardian home. Respite can be served in an environment of choice, such as: at home, relative’s home, or other approved environments (e.g., movie theatre, bowling alley, grocery store). This service can be provided as requested by the person receiving services or by his or her family members or caregivers.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Transportation
Individuals who have mobility challenges may arrange transportation (van equipped with lift) through an area transit system that may be operated or contracted by Krysilis.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada
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Employment Support

• School Transition Services
Assists with a person’s transition from school to adult life in coordination with the school system. Tailored to a person’s interests, this service develops self-help skills, work skills, social skills, and community skills. Information about community services is provided to assist with transition preparation.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Pre-vocational / ID & BI
Prepares an individual for paid or unpaid employment by teaching job readiness skills. The person supported is taught to address barriers to successful employment (e.g., following directions, attending to task, task completion, problem solving, safety, mobility, etc.).
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Work Services / ID & BI
Provides employment opportunities by helping an individual maintain, acquire and/or enhance employment skills. Paid work opportunities are provided while he or she is learning skills. Krysilis strives to provide a variety of work including in-house work contracts with local companies (e.g., packaging, labeling, small-piece assembly, etc.), employment with businesses in the local community (e.g., cleaning services, etc.), or employment in a Krysilis operated retail (i.e., resale) store such as Krys Mart in Forest City or Krys Korner in Clarion. Please see Retailand Value Added Center. Individuals supported are encouraged to choose a preferred task or try a new one.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Work Site Assessment
Assesses a person’s overall employability and knowledge about the job search process during a two-week assessment (accommodations made as needed). A final report reflects the participant’s progress, and then he or she is given an opportunity to perform various types of jobs in a variety of work settings. An Employment Specialist spends 1:1 time with the person.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Supported Employment / ID
Individuals with a goal of being competitively employed within his or her community are supplied with an employment specialist. This person teaches skills necessary for finding and keeping a job. The specialist also assists with the job search and works closely with an individual until he or she can fully perform the responsibilities required for the job. The individuals will work alongside other workers with varying abilities.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Contract Work Services Provided for Local Businesses
Individuals receiving services may enjoy paid employment opportunities through Value Added Centers. These involve completing work for companies who contract with Krysilis to provide needed services such as package assembly, repackaging, coffee packaging and distribution, small assembly, paper shredding and more. Krysilis strives to provide a variety of work, and individuals are encouraged to choose a preferred task or try a new one.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Retail
Paid work opportunities are available through Krysilis’ two retail centers where items donated by individuals or acquired as overrun or non-saleable from major retailers are sorted, cleaned, repaired (if necessary), inventoried and prepared for resale. Work opportunities are also available imprinting pencils, napkins, and balloons; assembling lapel buttons; crafting Freedom Bears; and more. Please see Products.
For more information email: Forest City (Krys Mart) | Wright County (Krys Korner)

• Transportation
Individuals who have mobility challenges may arrange transportation (van equipped with lift) through an area transit system that may be operated or contracted by Krysilis.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada
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Personal Support

• Day Habilitation / ID& BI
Assists people in obtaining information and skills to experience life more fully. Services support personal wants, needs, and preferences while focusing on social and community skills. A person learns to increase the use of existing supports to achieve greater self-sufficiency. Optimally, the person becomes empowered to assume more control over his or her circumstances.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Specialized Therapies
Krysilis assists in coordinating services for those who are receiving specialized therapies for physical, mental, or occupational challenges. This might include physical, occupational, horticultural or water-based therapies in addition to counseling services. The organization works with the individuals to help them maintain access for these needed therapies whether privately funded or available to themthrough Medicaid and/or waiver funded resources.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Support Services
Krysilis assists in making referrals to other agencies based on an individual’s wants, needs or preferences.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada

• Transportation
Individuals who have mobility challenges may arrange transportation (van equipped with lift) through an area transit system that may be operated or contracted by Krysilis.
For more information email: Forest City | Wright County | Nevada
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Programs Funding Services

• Medicaid
Program paid for by County and Federal or State and Federal matching funds. Program eligibility requirements must be met. Provides funding for ICF/MR services. Please see ICF/MR Residential Homes.
For more information vist: Iowa Medicaid Enterprises
• Intellectual DisabilitiesWaiver (ID)
Program paid for by County and Federal matching funds. Program eligibility requirements must be met. Provides funding for hourly supervised living (SCL) and 24-hour support, Pre-Vocational, Day Habilitation, Work Services and Respite are available to those eligible for the ID Waiver program. Please see HCBS Respite / ID, Elderly & BI ; Pre-Vocational / ID & BI ; Work Services / ID& BI ; Retail; Value Added Center; and Day Habilitation / ID& BI.
For more information vist: Intellectual Disability (ID) Waiver Information Packet
• Elderly Waiver
Program paid for by State and Federal matching funds. Program eligibility requirements must be met. Krysilis provides respite support to those receiving services through the Elderly Waiver. Please see description for HCBS Respite / ID, Elderly & BI.
For more information vist: Elderly Waiver Information Packet

• Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
Program paid for by County and Federal matching funds. Program eligibility requirements must be met. Hourly supervised living (SCL) and 24-hour support are available to those receiving services through a Brain Injury Waiver in addition to respite and day habilitation. Please see descriptions for HCBS Respite / ID, Elderly & BI and for Day Habilitation / ID& BI.
For more information vist: Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
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Quality of Services

• Quality Assurance Report
2008-2009
2009-2010

• CARF Survey
2008
2011