Published On: September 19, 2023

The Community Day Supports program includes adult day services, day habilitation and recreation therapy for individuals with disabilities.

Adult Day

The adult day program is a blended model of social and medical services for adults with disabilities who are 18+ years of age. Supervision and assistance with daily living are provided by skilled nursing staff. Social and skill building activities such as group exercise, current events, games, skills training/education and community outings are offered. This program is offered at our north location where we have been providing this service for 22 years.

The goal of adult day services is to encompass both health and social service needs to ensure the optimal functioning of each individual through person-centered planning. The program focuses on areas of daily living skills, socialization, leisure activities, self-advocacy, independence skills and community engagement.

Day Habilitation

Services are community and facility-based and support learning and assistance with self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living and social skills. Services are delivered with a 4:1 client to staff member ratio to allow for small group learning and community exploration. This program is offered at our south location for those with disabilities who are 18+ years of age.

The goal of day habilitation is to support learning and assistance in the areas of: self-care, sensory/motor development, socialization, daily living skills, communication, community living, self-advocacy and social skills. Activities are intended to build relationships and natural supports.

Recreation Therapy

Recreational therapy is a systematic process that utilized recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

Services ae provided or directly supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Services include providing treatment services and recreation activities to children, teens and adults by using a variety of techniques including arts and crafts, animals, sports, games, dance and movement, drama, music and community outings.

The goal of recreation therapy is to improve an individual’s functioning and independence. Participants may engage in adapted sports, dramatics, arts and crafts, social activities and other recreation services designed to restore, remediate or rehabilitate. Participants include children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Program participant Jessica enjoys recreation therapy with our staff. As part of the program’s walking club, she enjoys walking outside with her friends and recreation therapists. In addition to getting a great, healthy workout through walking, Jessica has also made changes to her diet and her level of physical activity at home and in the community. With all of her hard work, Jessica has lost 10 pounds, which she is so happy about.

“Not only does my body move better after walking, but it feels so much better after! This didn’t start until after I started walking more,” said Jessica.

Who Benefits from Community Day Supports Programs

Adult day services, day habilitation and recreation therapy all benefit individuals who are looking for a person-centered approach to develop or improve skills related to socialization, independence, motor skills, physical skills, leisure skills and community engagement.

Our programs are unique because of the activities available including self-advocacy groups, volunteerism, art therapy, focus on independence, adaptive exercise and more.

More Information

Contact us for more information about Community Day Supports options available.