Residential Services provides direct supports through agency operated community homes that offer living arrangements with two or three individuals sharing a home. As an alternative, supports are also provided in proprietor homes or the apartments of individuals
All Adult Residential Services conform to the Canadian Accreditation Council accreditation standards.
Residential programs are operated under the direction of the families, guardians, individuals who are receiving services, Persons with Developmental Disabilities Central Alberta Community Board, and other government authorities or agencies.
Residential services are provided through Parkland CLASS Adult and Children's Residential Programs, the Children's Relief Program, the Adult Proprietorship Program, and the Individual Life Styles (I.L.S.) Program.
Adult Residential Services Program
The Adult Residential Services Program provides housing and accommodation combined with personal support staffing. The resulting service model fosters inclusion within the community. Affordable and accessible single-family housing is most often used with three (3) individuals sharing the cost of accommodation and staffing. Personal supports are provided so each individual's needs are met while independence, empowerment and full participation, within the home environment and community, are maximized.
Individual Life Styles (I.L.S.) Program
The Individual Life Styles (ILS) Program provides support to individuals who may or may not require 24 hr. supervision but choose to live on their own or with a roommate. Each individual maintains an individual lifestyle in the community and generally lives in their own apartment. There is a wide range of staffing support hours which is based on the needs of the individual. Individual needs are met while independence, empowerment, and participation within the community are maximized.
Adult Proprietorship Program
The Adult Proprietorship Program allows individuals to live in the home of a caregiver or family. This service model provides housing and accommodation combined with friendship, nurturing, and support provided by the caregiver. Individuals have the opportunity to grow and experience success in a safe and healthy environment conducive to skill development and the achievement of personal quality of life outcome goals that maximize their participation within the home and community.
Community Bridging Program
Adult Day Programs operate under the direction of families and/or guardians, individuals, and the Persons with Developmental Disabilities Central Alberta Community Board.
Day program supports are provided in the community, as well as through an agency-operated facility, the RELAX Crew Clubhouse. Day programs are alternatives to full-time employment and generally focus on individual access to generic community activities and services. Supports are also provided for group activities which foster the development of friendships and peer relations.
The Community Bridging Program provides staff support to individuals who desire facilitation of out-of-home community activities based on their individual choices, likes, interests, skills and abilities. The program provides a structured alternative to employment if desired, or it supplements the individual lifestyle. Personal supports are provided so that the individual's needs are met and participation within the community is maximized.