The Jessica & Friends Community Program serves special needs individuals who live with family members within the community. A primary goal of this program is to assist individuals, and support the family in ways that enable the program participant to learn and apply appropriate social and life skills that enable them to live fully integrated lives within the community. We also recognize that caregiving is a stressful, 24/7 activity, with few opportunities for rest and relaxation. For these families we provide in-home respite care.
The Home and Community Program consists of three primary services:
Habilitation Services are designed to help individuals acquire, maintain, or improve life skills necessary to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life.
Respite Services provide quality, short-term care for individuals so that family caregiver(s) may have a break from the caregiving activities they normally provide. Both hourly respite care and 24-hour respite care are offered, the latter allowing for the regular caregiver in the family to get away.
Companion Services are offered to individuals with an intellectual disability over the age of 18 who require supervision and assistance to ensure their health and safety. Companion Services are also used to supervise individuals during socialization or non-habilitative activities. Companions supervise and provide assistance with daily living activities including grooming, health care, household care, meal planning and preparation, and socialization.
Indian Rock Acres - Respite and Retreats
From the very beginning of Jessica & Friends Community the desire to offer free respite to our parents and their families has been a part of our vision. This dream became a reality in late 2013 when the Sullivan family graciously gifted their beautiful country estate to us for this purpose.
Learn more about the IRA estate and our respite and retreat programs....