Residential support is provided to assist individuals with disabilities in building skills needed to live in a safe environment. In-home support may be provided 24/7, or on a scheduled basis where assistance is provided for a planned number of hours. Persons receiving residential services work with their support teams to define and obtain individual goals. Support teams include Sycamore residential assistants, as well as a Case Manager or Service Coordinator, and other appropriate service provider representatives.
In-home Supports may include:
- Budget and financial assistance
- Learning to make choices with effective outcomes
- Coordination of health care
- Instruction in planning and preparation of nutritious meals
- Making connections with community resources
- Basic home care and maintenance
- Assistance with personal care needs
Community based activities are combined with in-home supports to improve skills that will lead to a more independent, involved life for the person receiving services. A comprehensive plan makes effective use of individual budgets while providing more experiences for each individual.
In-community supports may include:
- Making connections that build friendships
- Joining clubs or other organized group activities
- Becoming a volunteer at a community organization
- Participating in communal social gatherings
- Attending events
Residents are encouraged to participate in other productive day programs to provide them with positive social and learning experiences. Sycamore Direct Support Professionals are trained in first aid and CPR so they are prepared for emergency situations. Training is repeated on an annual basis to assure that all are in compliance and are maintaining healthy, safe homes for our consumers. Someone is always available with our 24/7 on-call system.
The following video features a mom, Teresa, whose son receives residential support from Sycamore Services Direct Support Professionals. Her heartfelt thanks is appreciated by the providers at Sycamore Services!