Assisted Living Facilities

Great Northern Group Home

Do you know your options for homes for disabled adults?

When you’re looking for a home for disabled adults, there are tons of decisions to make. What kind of disability do you or your loved one have? Do you want to live in an apartment building or in the country? Are pets allowed? How many bedrooms do you need? These and so many other questions all factor into the process of finding and settling into the perfect place for you to spend your golden years. In this blog post, we’ll...

Adults with Disabilities

Don’t Underestimate What Adults with Disabilities Can Do

The disability services community refers to adults with disabilities as invisible because, to the public eye, these individuals may not look like they have disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean these adults aren’t suffering from debilitating conditions that affect their daily lives in significant ways, including mobility issues, learning disorders and mental health concerns. Read on to learn more about this population and how you can help support adults with disabilities in your community or workplace. Try to keep an...

Types of Residential Care Facilities

Many important components need to be taken into consideration when choosing a residential care facility for your loved one. Taking into account what will be best for his or her needs is crucial when making that tough decision. Things like convenience, comfort, and safety, as well as specific treatments and facilities need to all be considered. It is a big decision and one that should not be made in a hurry. Ideally you want to choose a facility that your loved...

special needs adults

Interaction With Special Needs Adults

Special needs adults or adults with learning disabilities can often face challenges when communicating with others. There can be difficulties relating to speech, social skills, as well as behavior. Fortunately there are a large number of strategies and programs that can offer assistance for special needs adults, which will enable them to adequately express their needs. There are ways for even the most extreme situations for adults to initiate, respond and make choices when it comes to their needs. We...

Adult Residential Facility

When to Consider an Adult Residential Facility

There may come a point in time when a higher level of care is necessary for adults with primary psychiatric illnesses. Most clinicians are familiar with the indications that their patients may require hospitalization, but many of us need to be more aware of when there is an inability to provide adequate self-care for individuals.  For example, a patient may benefit from a treatment setting that is more intensive than regular out patient settings, but much less restrictive than inpatient...

assisted living for mentally disabled adults

Assisted Living for Mentally Disabled Adults

Mentally disabled adults face some real issues with the availability of housing. Having a safe and secure place to live is something that is critical for those with mental health conditions and there is not always a great deal of housing available, particularly when it comes to assisted living. Sometimes affordable housing can be in hard to reach or unsafe areas. Although it may not be easy and may take some time to find the right home, different types of...

Residential Care Facility

Finding the Right Residential Care Facility

There are many factors to consider as you explore various residential care facility options. It is very important to keep in mind not only the needs of your loved one who will be living in the residential care facility, but to also take into account your own needs and the needs of the rest of your family. There are many checklists and guides that can help you on the way to making the best decision for everyone involved. It may not...

Dewayne Daniels

Dewayne’s Story

Dewayne is a 36-year-old, male, client of Residential Support Services (RSS). He has explosive anger problems and came to RSS at the young age of 19. RSS provides Dewayne with a place to live that is staffed 24/7, a day program where he can interact with his peers and work for wages. And RSS also provides all transportation needs for their clients (ex: to work, appointments, and outings). Dewayne truly enjoys the staff at RSS. He feels like they care about...

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...

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