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Direct Support Professional

What is a Direct Support Professional?

A direct support professional provides a very necessary service for people with physical or cognitive disabilities. A DSP (direct support professional) might assist with anything from transportation to socialization to personal care and housekeeping. In general, a direct support professional helps improve the overall quality of life of the people that they are assisting. Being a DSP can be both challenging and rewarding and encompass a wide range of responsibilities. A direct support professional might, on a daily basis, provide any of...

housing for people with disabilities

Housing for people with disabilities

People with disabilities have important goals and values that they share, just like everybody else. Owning or renting their own home is one of the basic cornerstones of independence and it is very important for disabled people to feel this sense of responsibility. Living as independently as possible and being a part of a community is a big deal, not only for disabled people but their families as well. Despite this, people with physical and mental impairments are facing a severe...

Medicaid Transportation

Medicaid Transportation in Montana

Many people may be unaware that Medicaid actually covers emergency medical transportation for certain eligible individuals. In the past, some people have avoided calling for emergency transportation for immediate medical problems because they were afraid of the cost. This can result in even worse medical problems down the line, or even death. An emergency is simply when your medical needs are immediate. Examples may include having a heart attack or stroke, or when you have been in an automobile accident. The transportation...

Assisted Living

Guidelines for Montana Medicaid Assisted Living

Many Montanans qualify for Medicaid assisted living within the state of Montana. There are certain requirements and guidelines that must be met, as while a large number of residents do qualify, not all with fit the criteria. Here are some basic things that you need to know about Medicaid assisted living in Montana: The applicant must not only be a resident of Montana, but must also be a United States citizen or have the proper immigration status. Applicants must either be 65 years...

Scott

Scott’s Story

Hi my name is Scott Stewart.  I live at a home through residential support services.  I came to them after I had a stroke and I was greeted by caring staff.  They helped me adjust to my new life there and were very patient with me.  Staff Teri Reichert worked with me 5 days a week with exercises to get me up walking and out of a scooter and wheel chair.  Lead staff Bonnie Lindberg was there on weekends to...

Chuck

Chuck’s Story

All too often, we take the little things for granted. We go through our day thinking everything we have is owed to us, like a God given birthright. These are the times it’s good to have some perspective interjected into our world view. That’s why working with the people RSS supports is so important to me. The lessons they teach us are far more important than what they get in return. Here’s an example. Chuck Smith’s recent move is one of...

Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living Facilities for Adults With Special Needs

Finding housing options for adults with special needs can be complicated! Group homes and assisted living facilities are a fairly new concept, as years ago it was a given that the majority of adults with special needs would be institutionalized for the duration of their adult lives. Thankfully, after decades of societal change and also countless cases of litigation, that type of thinking has changed. Now most special needs adults, even including those with very severe needs, live in a group...

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities

Day Programs For Adults With Disabilities The following article is general information about Day programs for adults with disabilities.  To see specific programs provided by residential Support Services, view the programs page here. Day programs for adults with disabilities provide a place for older adults as well as younger adults to be active in the community, outside their homes. They can also socialize with their peers while still having access to health and personal care services. These service centers provide help for adults with...

Thank You’s

A heartfelt “Thank you” to the Billings Community for their donations to RSS. With the donations from Walkers Grill, Big Horn Resort “The Reef” , Home2 “Hilton Inn” and Shilo 14 ; RSS is able to show appreciation to our employees for all their hard work and dedication.   ...

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