Services Provided


The Society is a non-profit, charitable organization, serving individuals with severe handicapping conditions in their own home in the Mill Woods community.


Following is a detailed description of the services provided by the Society and how they are achieved:


Providing and Advocating for the Physical and Emotional Needs of the Individuals by:


·        maintaining a safe, unthreatening home-like environment

·        encouraging the individuals to participate to their full potential in all aspects of their lives

·        ensuring all individuals have a Lifestyle Plan which accurately outlines their strengths, needs and desires

·        ensuring all Lifestyle Plans are reviewed by the individual's support network annually

·        providing twenty-four-hour care by competent staff who are familiar with all the needs of the individuals

·        ensuring all practices are ethically and morally sound 

·        maintaining a high quality of life for the individuals as compared to other non-handicapped individuals

·        ensuring staff respect the rights of the individual and their families

·        providing nutritional and well-balanced meals

·        ensuring regular medical check ups

·        ensuring opportunities for choice are made available

·        utilizing the best strategies and technologies in order to create learning opportunities which maximize each person's independence

·        placing the individuals and their families at the center of decision-making. 


Promoting Meaningful Community Involvement:


·        utilizing existing generic services (medical and dental professionals, shopping malls, city-operated facilities which include recreation centers, tourist sites such as Fort Edmonton Park and the Muttart Conservatory as well as festivals and concerts)

·        advocating for the development of quality community services

·        ensuring activities are age appropriate

·        making opportunities available for the individuals to meet and socialize with non-handicapped peers.


Ensuring Quality and Trained Staff:


·        ensuring all staff receive a thorough orientation to the Society and the individuals it serves

·        ensure staff share in the philosophies of the Society

·        ensure staff respect the rights and needs of the individuals and their families

·        ensure staff sign the Confidentiality Agreement in regards to all information obtained through the Society

·        ensure staff are informed (staff meetings, log book)

·        staff ensure all necessary certificates are kept up to date (First Aid/ CPR)

·        the Society encourages and provides ongoing staff development opportunities

·        all staff are familiar with and adhere to the Policies and Procedures of the Society.














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