Offering Respite, Community Support, and Residential Programs for those with Developmental Disabilities and In-Home Care for Elders
Development Disabilities Program
Improving Lives Developmental Disabilities Program provides respite and family relief for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis, utilizing bonded and insured Developmental Service or Child and Youth Workers with appropriate credentials and background checks.
In-Home Respite and Community Participation
Improving Lives offer family relief and community participation supports; companionship for clients with high functioning autism; behavioural supports at home and in the community; pre-vocational support, job coaching and shadowing; advocacy services and passport funding program management.
Out-of-Home Respite and Long Term Residential
Improving Lives offer QAM approved, 24 hr, high-ratio support staffing in Beeton House/South Simcoe and Greenbank House/North Durham. Both rural locations offer estate homes, fully equipped to provide a great quality of life for adults and transitional age youth with developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis.
Eldercare and Disabled Assistance
Improving Lives program focuses on helping elderly and infirm people stay in their home longer and in better health. We work with elders, people sent home from hospital without adequate assistance, and individuals with dementia and other disabilities, supporting a better quality of living at home or in supported living.
Improving Lives Values:
Everything we do is dedicated to "Improving Lives" of clients, caregivers, respite and community access workers, group home workers, office staff and their families.
We care about improving the quality of life, both physically and mentally, of those under our care. Our goal is to do more than meet medical, personal or behavioural needs, and see beyond the disability. We want each client and staff member to grow as a person, working with each other.
We support our caregivers, day program staff, respite workers residential support workers by giving them the tools they need to do their jobs.
We believe in the value of strong and happy employees because they treat clients and residents well. We hire caregivers, respite workers and support staff that are fun and enjoy doing what they do; Attitude matters!
We expect caregivers, residential, day program, community support and respite workers to go the extra mile for clients and when they do we will support them and recognize them. We encourage our staff to be creative and share good ideas with each other.
We will match caregivers and respite workers carefully to clients' values, language, outlook and location wherever possible.
We believe in good communication! We'll have an informative website, answer all calls, emails and messages promptly, and be responsive to requests in order to help our clients meet their needs and goals.
We will provide highly trained caregivers, day program, respite workers and residential support staff who are skilled, caring and compassionate and genuinely interested in helping clients achieve their goals. We will safeguard all confidential information entrusted to us and protect the privacy of all our clients.
We value giving back to the community.