This model enables an individual to live outside of their natural family’s home. This model assists individuals to live as independently and respectfully as possible and to have choices when choosing their home settings.This model provides chances for individuals to become exposed to new people, events and activities through the supportive family/roommate and allowing them opportunities for community inclusion.
The goal of this service is to assist individuals to develop life skills (responsibility of paying bills, cooking, cleaning and personal care) whenever possible and promote community inclusion through social activities.
IN HOME RESPITE SERVICES
This service is used when it is not possible or reasonable for the individual to leave the home for respite. In this model, the care provider or family members would leave their home for a period of time (hours or days) and a respite provider would stay at the individual’s home for the time requested.
This model enables individuals to meet new people and try new activities within their community.
OUT OF HOME RESPITE SERVICES
This type of service provides a break for caregivers (paid or family). The individual typically leaves their home to stay with another family or person for a weekend. This service can also be used to accommodate vacation of care providers as well.
The service provides individuals an opportunity to meet new people and participate in activities with others.
The purpose of Outreach is to empower individuals to be competent and knowledgeable in order to live independently. Individual needs and desires determine the type and amount of support provided. Support is provided together with the opportunity to learn through life experience.
Outreach strives to provide quality service in which individuals are included in all decision-making and problem solving processes that are required in order to meet the demands of daily living.
Please contact Executive Director and Intake Coordinator, Gerry McCallum at the A.I.M. Society for more information.
Phone – 403-652-4161 ext 223
Email – email@example.com