Personal Supports

Richcroft offers a range of personal support services for people in need. We design, implement, and manage a variety of tailored personal programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Personal support is designed to assist people who are living in their own homes or living with family members. Services available through our personal support program include skill development, community exploration, and preparation for independent living. Each participant is assigned a case manager, who will plan and implement a full range of support services based on the individual’s personal situation. Services are customized to each individual based on need and, implemented with the family for flexibility and control.

The importance of personal support

Personal support services help people to grow and thrive in their homes and community. While residential care is sometimes required and advised, in some situations, people will function and flourish at home when they have access to adequate support. At Richcroft, our personal support programs are designed to support daily life and enable new and exciting opportunities for long-term growth.

Individual programs are designed around the needs and desires of each participant and implemented with attention and care. Whether living alone or with family members, individually tailored services are the best way to support people on their own terms.

Our personal support programs provide the following service categories, with each package adapted and adjusted over time to meet the needs of the individual client.

Personal Supports

Keeping active is integral to living a healthy and happy life. This is why Richcroft provides a diverse range of services for people in need, from fitness and sporting programs to recreation, socialization, and community engagement.

Personal Support hours are tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs and preferences while accounting for personal goals.  We engage people through the power of activity and empower positive changes that affect every aspect of life.

With the assistance of a direct support professional, individuals are encouraged to design and work toward their dream life. Staff assists and educates participants in various activities including learning skills focused on independent living, exploring and developing personal interests, development of relationships, as well as health and nutrition. Staff provides support with identifying and accessing community resources and additional opportunities to enhance daily life.

Respite self-care is also available for caregivers, to provide a brief break from the sometimes taxing duties that are involved in looking after some individuals.

Respite is designed to provide support to caregivers by offering assistance with personal care, daily activities, and all other needs during the time of service. Respite is provided on an hourly basis and can include periods of 24-hour care.

Supported Living

For individuals who desire the ability to customize their housing arrangements, but require higher levels of support, supported living is available.

Under the supported living model, participants may receive up to 24-hour supports, including awake overnight services. Under this model, individuals choose with whom and where they will live and they can also obtain a lease or mortgage, if they so wish, and all other utilities in their own name.

Staff provides support with all aspects of daily life as determined by the needs and preferences of the individual supported. This support might include personal care, cooking, cleaning, medical appointments, and community participation.

We support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including but not limited to the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Blindness/Severe Visual Impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deafness/Severe Hearing Impairment
  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
  • Head Injury
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment