Easterseals Residential Services are offered in a supervised apartment setting or in a group home with qualified and dedicated staff. Working with our clients best interest in mind, Easterseals strives to create a safe, secure environment of respect that results in high quality care. With Easterseals, families have the choice to receive a single type of care or a combination of services depending on the complexity of need. A comprehensive array of options are offered in order to provide the best possible care for their loved ones.
Persons desiring admission to one of the residential program options offered by Easterseals must meet eligibility criteria established by the funding source and regulatory agencies. All persons residing in a HUD (US Department of Housing and Urban Development) facility must be over age 18. All residents must have a documented diagnosis of Mental Retardation, meet ICF-MR (Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded) eligibility criteria and must have a Medicaid waiver. Easterseals will assist in the procedure for placement on the regional planning list in order to obtain a waiver. Residents are selected though a CET process considering most in-need and most compatible per location.
Easterseals staff assists residents and provides opportunities for personal growth and skill development in the areas of activities of daily living such as: bathing, grooming, cooking, housekeeping, personal care, and assistance in community activities, and learning social skills. The hours of service are based on the individuals needs and will be provided with a minimum of interference with their daily life. Individuals interests and needs are considered when activities are planned and the residents enjoy both “family-style” outings and those of a more individual nature. Families are actively involved with their loved ones and friends visit frequently. Birthdays and holidays are encouraged to be celebrated with family and friends.