Day Habilitation

 

Day Habilitation

Better Community Living, Inc. has been providing day services to individuals for over two decades. Currently, our Day Habilitation Program offers individuals the chance to participate in structured group activities in a safe and welcoming environment that will enhance the skills that are necessary to access their community. This program enables individuals to exercise an increased level of independence in daily living activities.

Our Day Habilitation Program is staffed by an energetic group of well trained professionals that include a registered nurse, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Behavioral Specialist and a number of Day Habilitation support paraprofessionals.  Participants are widely accepted and do not have to be a referred by DDS.  Call our office for details.

Specific services that we offer are as follows:

Occupational Therapy: The Occupational Therapist works with individuals to enhance fine/gross motor skills and assist in other aspects of daily living. Sensory integration activities are also offered.

Speech Therapy: The Speech Therapist works with individuals on verbal communication skills, using picture books and other strategies to improve communication ability.

Registered Nursing: We have a Registered Nurse on site that is available for medical monitoring and medication administration for individuals who may need it.

Fitness and Exercise Groups: We offer walking groups in the community, as well as indoor treadmills for individuals to use for overall health and well being. We also provide a variety of aerobic exercises, light Yoga, and other workout DVD’s within our program.

Health and Nutrition Groups: Staff and our Healthcare Supervisor work with individuals on proper nutrition, eating habits and using the food pyramid. They also work with individuals on basic hygiene skills.

Social Skills Groups: A series of groups work on social aspects of life. We have groups such as arts and crafts, current events, bingo, board games and video games on the Nintendo® Wii system. A coffee social closes the week with dancing, music, coffee and snacks.

Download our Day Habilitation Member Handbook for more information

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