09 Aug Residential Services
NEIGHBORHOOD (GROUP) HOMES
TOBOLA Health Care Services Inc. plan to have four group homes: The group homes will be located in three counties in Delaware: New Castle, Kent and Sussex. The homes are open seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Staff working in these homes provide assistance to the residents on tasks such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and activities of daily living. They will also assist with community outings, shopping, doctor’s appointments and other activities.
The State of Delaware Developmental Disabilities Program provides some of the money to run these homes. The rest of the money for the individual’s room and board comes from Social Security Disability Income or other personal resources. The goal of the group homes is to enable the residents to live as independently as possible, while ensuring each individual’s health and safety.
The Community Living Program is for people who live in staffed apartments or homes. Staff provides care and assistance with activities of daily living, and assist with tasks such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, as well as assisting in the planning of recreational outings, scheduling doctor’s appointments and so forth. Staff may also assist people in service when applying for benefits such as Social Security, housing and energy assistance. Overnight drop-by assistance is provided to participants if it is needed.