STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Rehoboth’s Residential Program is designed to create meaningful home environments that recognize the potential of individuals and provide them opportunities for continued growth, personal and spiritual development and life-long learning.
Individuals interested in Residential Services will be required to follow Rehoboth’s standardized Admission process.
The process of applying for support funds through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) branch of the Alberta government varies from region to region. Rehoboth will assist the individual and/or guardian in attaining the necessary funding. When an application for Residential Services has been accepted, Rehoboth will immediately begin the process of “peer or roommate matching”.
The current residents or potential roommates and their families will be introduced over a series of meetings and social settings to determine compatibility. All individuals involved must agree to the match prior to service commencement.
Rehoboth provides 24-hour residential supports in both urban and rural communities. The services are provided in both Rehoboth-owned properties as well as leased and rented properties. Rehoboth promotes and encourages choice in the location of the residence, the furnishing and the routines of the home. Each resident will be expected to cover an equal portion of the living costs.
While our Service Delivery programs promote the philosophy of person-centered planning and the use of an Individual Life Direction Plan, the Planning Facilitator may, in consultation with the client and Guardian, recommend an assessment tool to identify key skills, competencies and goal areas. Assessment may be used for the following reasons:
- To assist the client in identifying interests
- To assist the client in understanding the skills they may be required to demonstrate in the community
- To determine the level of assistance required to support the client
- To provide current information about the client in areas that will contribute to the development of the Individual Life Direction Plan
Rehoboth’s Vocation program is designed to provide flexible and realistic working environments in which clients may discover and develop their individual interests and aptitudes. These environments also provide opportunity for clients to learn appropriate work habits and to pursue their individual vocational ambitions and dreams.
Vocational services are offered in three areas: Employment Preparation; Employment Placement; and Service Delivery. Each client is given the opportunity to develop an Individual Life Direction Plan which encompasses their dreams and goals for their lives.
Our Relief Services Program provides respite options to individuals with a developmental disability, who do not require ongoing medical treatment, and their families. Relief or respite services can be provided via In-home Support, Host Family, and Short-term or Vacation Relief.
The Outreach Support Services program provides in-home services to adult individuals living in the community in an effort to ensure continued growth and development for the individual. Services are provided in the client’s home with the focus on development independent living skills, and with independent living as the ultimate goal.