Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the requirements for admission to the SACL?

A: The prospective client should have an I.Q. of 69 or below, be ambulatory, receive Medicaid/Medicare, no serious medical condition that requires 24 hour per day nursing care, and be an established resident of Florida.

Q: What is the process for residential placement?

A: If the prospective client currently receives services from the Agency For Persons with Developmental Disabilities, contact the program office or the Support Coordinator for assistance.

Q: How many overnight visits are allowed per year? How many day visits are allowed per year?

A: 45 overnight visits and unlimited day visits. Please see ourĀ Visitation Policy for more information.

Q: What is the client to staff ratio?

A: The state requires a ratio of 1 to 8 during waking hours and 1 to 15 during sleep hours. The Center For Living far exceeds this requirement.

Q: Does the Center For Living close at any time during the year?

A: No. The Center For Living is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Q: How often do the residents go out into the community?

A: The clients go out into the community a minimum of 5 times per week with one outing designated for dining.

Q: Can my loved one attend SACL just for the day?

A: Yes. The Center has an Adult Day Training Program for participants who live in the community.