Supports and Programs

Intensive Support Residences

Program Goals

To provide community accommodation services and supports to adults with a developmental disability that promotes social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights.

Services Objectives:

To provide accommodation, care and supervision to adults with a developmental disability in intensive support residences. To support the development of a personal Individual Support Plan (ISP) based on the principles of self-determination, social inclusion, citizenship and choice and to provide services that are reflective of this plan.

People served

Services and supports are for persons who reside in Ontario, are at least 18 years of age and have a developmental disability as defined by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008. Individuals served reside in an intensive support residence – a staff-supported residence operated by a service agency, in which one or two persons with developmental disabilities reside and receive intensive support.

Program/Service Features:

An intensive support residence is a staff-supported residence in which one or two persons with developmental disabilities reside and receive intensive support.

Specific service provided:

  • Supports for activities of daily living such as assisting a person with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, meal preparation, administration of medication, and includes training related to money management, banking, using public transportation and other life skills;
  • Supports for participation in community activities provided by residential staff;
  • Supports for maintaining personal relationships and family connections, as desired by the individual;
  • Providing/ensuring for the health, safety and wellness of individuals (health concerns, identifying safeguards, personal safety and security);
  • Specialized behaviour management and/or medical supports that are provided under clearly defined/prescribed clinical supervision.

Community Living Fort Frances & District has adopted the Personal Outcomes Measures approach to quality assurance. This model incorporates an overall system for insuring that services respond to people’s identified outcomes by:

Linking organizational strategic planning to personal outcomes by examining the alignment between peoples’ priority outcomes, supports that connect those outcomes, and resources allocation.

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