To provide an array of services which meet the needs of older adults with developmental disabilities in the areas of socialization, leisure and recreation, and functional life skills while promoting continued personal growth, independence, community integration and support to maintain a high quality of life as they age.
The Young at Heart Senior Services Program offers an array of services designed to offer opportunities for older adults with developmental disabilities to experience continued learning and active engagement in meaningful daily activity in order to maintain a high quality of life as they age. Services are coordinated through a person centered planning process, including formal assessment of needs and development of goals that reflect the individual’s personal needs and preferences. Supportive strategies focus on daily living skills, cognitive skills, social skills, recreational and leisure activities, and community integration. Opportunities to develop or maintain academic skills in the areas of written language, money management and time orientation are available through individual plan development and in a small group setting. Individuals may also elect to participate in vocational activities on a part-time basis.
- The program is designed to meet the needs of individuals fifty (50) years of age or older, but individuals under age fifty are considered based on preference and need.
- Individuals may or may not have a developmental disability; other disabilities may be present.
- Individual is willing to participate in the program, and agrees to participate in the development and implementation of the Individual Service Plan and attend on scheduled days.
- Program must be able to meet the individual’s medical needs.
- Meet funding requirements or has the ability to pay privately.
- Convene IDT team to discuss programming needs at annual ISP meeting or additional meetings as requested or needed.
- Refer to the Program Accessibility Chart for programs/services availability.
- Follow guidelines as outlined in inter-program transfer summary
- The individual and/or guardian choose to terminate services.
- The individual’s physical disability or medical condition places the individual in danger.
- The individual’s behavior places the individual or others in serious danger.
- The agency can no longer meet the needs of the individual.
- Funding is terminated.
- Service closure meeting is held, if applicable and follow-up is completed post discharge to address any additional needs.
- Consumer is not benefitting from services
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Population served: Individuals over the age of 50 with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and/or dual diagnosis. Individuals under age fifty are considered based on preference and need.
Settings: Facility based and/or small group settings within facility.
Hours/Days of Service: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Frequency of Service: Part-time and full time status available within day program hours stated above.
Payer Source: DHS/DDD, private pay.
Fees: There are no fees aside from community outing costs in day programs or special events. Private pay rates have been established and are available as needed. Funding and rate structures are established and funded by state agencies as indicated.
Referral Sources: Self-referral, families, state agencies as listed above, service coordination agencies.
Individualized Service Planning
Functional Life Skills Development
Social Skills Development
Leisure Time/Recreational Opportunities
Community Integration Experiences
Vocational Skills Training
Academic Skills Development
Self Advocacy Skills Development
Multi-Sensory Stimulation Experiences
Personal Care Support
Behavior Intervention Planning
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October 15, 2010