There are twenty two homes located throughout Clinton County that provide a home to 127 individuals whose ages range from 26 to 92. Services provided within each home are developed based upon the specific needs of each individual. Twenty four hour supervision is provided to ensure the highest level of safety.
Our main focus is the development of each individual's daily living skills and ensuring individuals have access to many opportunities for community integration. We encourage individuality, independence, integration and productivity principles when determining and implementing services. Residential Services focuses on increasing an individuals personal care skills, household maintenance skills, money management ability, socialization and relationships skills; all while creating an environment to ensure individuals safety and well being. Our goal is to enhance, guide and support individuals in order to help them strive toward an independent and fulfilling life. Employing these philosophies allows each person to become an active member of his or her home and community by participating and contributing to the greatest extent allowed by each individual's ability levels and interests.
Of the 475 staff employed by the agency, 250 are employed in the Residential Program. Residential staff are highly trained professionals who participate in approximately 100 hours of paid training. The curriculum focus is on providing staff with training to ensure they have the ability to promote individual health and safety, individual care and overall quality services in residential settings. Ongoing training is provided to maintain proficiency as well as present new techniques and skills that enhance employee performance. The role of the residence staff is to assist in the smooth operation of the homes, to ensure individuals are performing tasks as independently as possible, to ensure the home is neat and clean in appearance both inside and outside, to ensure that individuals personal care needs are being met and that habilitation services are being implemented to ensure growth and/or maintenance of individuals skills.
To be eligible for residential placement one must have a life long disability which occurred before the age of 22 and which include diagnoses such as Intellectual Disabilities and other Developmental Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Learning Disabilities, Autism and other Neurological Impairments. The primary diagnosis must be “Developmentally Disabled” as defined by the OPWDD. Cost: None to Medicaid eligible individuals.
Residential Services are designed to enable individuals to
live as independently as possible via opportunities received
through residential living experiences.
COUNSELING & BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS
Robert Manor, Director