Group Homes

Residential Care Facility

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...

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...

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...


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’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...

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