Supported Living is a type of residential service that provides services and supports that enable an enrollee to live as independently as possible. The service includes direct assistance as needed with activities of daily living ( e.g., bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, eating, and meal preparation ), household chores essential to the health and safety of the enrollee, budget management, attending appointments, and interpersonal and social skills building to enable the enrollee to live in a home in the community. It also may include medication administration as permitted under Tennessee's Nurse Practice Act.The D&S Supported Living Program offers nice, spacious, well-built homes or apartments in established and conveniently located neighborhoods. The service recipient owns, rents, or leases their home. The Supported Living home shall have no more than 3 residents including the enrollee. The enrollee chooses his/her housemates and shares with them the expenses of rent, utilities, cable TV, groceries, etc. The home is staffed 24 hours per day with well trained direct support staff that help with things people need to do every day.D&S Residential Services strongly supports the need of privacy for each individual. Each service recipient has the option of having his or her own private bedroom. The service recipient may purchase his/her own furniture with personal funds or funds provided through Mental Retardation Services ( DMRS ).D&S Residential recognizes that social activity is an essential part of everyday life. The service recipient's homes offer comfortable common living areas where the service recipient may engage in activities such as games, TV viewing, video-game playing, social events, or just talking over the events of the day with staff and housemates mates. Housemates purchase all furniture used in the house with personal funds or funds provided through Mental Retardation Services ( DMRS ).