One of ADEC’s primary goals is independence, and our Supported Living and Supervised Group Living programs make it possible for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities to experience choice in deciding where to live.
Supervised Group Living
Those who live in one of ADEC’s neighborhood group homes develop camaraderie and family relationships while experiencing a stable home environment and a wide range of social activities. ADEC operates 14 group homes in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties, each one part of a suburban neighborhood and home to eight adults. Staff provide 24/7 support, including home-cooked meals, transportation, and assistance with medication and other personal care needs.
Adults in ADEC’s Supervised Group Living program, experience real community with their family of housemates and staff. “I have two families now,” said Matt.
Often all that’s needed for an adult with cognitive disabilities to live on his or her own is the support and oversight of a professional caregiver. Whether care is needed 24/7 or for only a few hours a day, ADEC’s Supported Living staff will work out a plan. Clients in Supported Living typically live in an apartment with one or two roommates. Supported Living staff help supervise the daily tasks required for independent living, such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and bill paying. Supported Living staff also provide transportation when needed to appointments, jobs, grocery shopping and social outings, keeping clients connected to their communities.
With the help of their own personal staff, adults in ADEC’s Supported Living program experience a life of their own by living on their own. “I love it!” said Yolanda.