What are Residential Services?
The OPTIONS Residential Services Program provides intensive instruction and intervention to reduce challenging behaviors and cognitive deficits in people with developmental disabilities and/or other neurological impairments.
Services are designed to foster transition to more independent living environments within the shortest reasonable period of time. The average length of stay for people served in OPTIONS group homes is 1 1/2 years, although many people are able to move on in six months or less. OPTIONS homes are staffed at a one-to-three staff-to-client ratio for up to fourteen hours per day, with a one-to-six ratio at night.
OPTIONS” overall residential program design has three major components: independent living skills acquisition, behavior management, and medical services. All programing is directed by qualified staff and services are outlined in each client”s Individual Service Plan.
Where are OPTIONS” Group Homes Located? What Are They Like?
OPTIONS operates three single-family homes located in quiet, residential neighborhoods in Atascadero, Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. The homes were established in 1984, 1986, and 1996, respectively. Each home allows residents to live in relaxed community surroundings while receiving intensive independent living skills training from OPTIONS” trained 24-hour staff.
The homes, which serve a maximum of six people per home at any given time, are licensed as Intermediate Care Facilities/Developmental Disability-Habilitation (ICF/DD-H) by the California Department of Health Services, and are accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.
How Do OPTIONS Residential Services Help People To Achieve Their Goals?
OPTIONS is committed to client choice and family involvement in the planning of services for residential clients. Each client and the family members of his or her choice contribute to the client”s Individual Service Plan (ISP) and serve as members of the Interdisciplinary (ID) Team that creates a personalized program to address presenting behavior problems and independent living skills deficits. Each client”s ISP will include, but not be limited to: reason for referral, primary and secondary diagnoses, functional description of targeted objectives, measurement procedures, baseline data, goals, treatment plans, and people responsible for implementation. The ID Team meets every six months or more often as necessary to update the client”s ISP