The Residential Services program at OCDSNB serves over 130 consumers in 50 locations across Orangeburg County. Employees consist of management and medical/nursing staff, as well as direct support personnel providing around the clock services seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Residential Services program provides a continuum of care serving people requiring total care to those on the cusp of independence (living in their own apartments). Each residence reflects the personalities of the people living there. The program offers a structured home environment within the flow of the community while meeting specific needs. Residents take ownership for maintaining their home by sharing responsibilities.
Consumers in the residential program celebrate holidays, have parties, go to church, and visit with family and friends. Meals are served family style and frequent “family meetings” occur around the dinner table to share daily experiences and plan activities. Houses are staffed by trained direct care employees to assist each consumer. The Residential Services program offers a network of support and friendship as well as providing a home designed to enhance life experiences and quality of life for each consumer.
Residential Services include:
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) provide services to some of Orangeburg County’s citizens with the greatest needs. These homes serve eight consumers and have enhanced medical support. Training in daily living skills and supporting positive behavior is the focus of these homes.
CTH II Homes
OCDSNB operates 23 Community Training Homes (CTH IIs) across Orangeburg County. These homes are virtually indistinguishable from any other home in the neighborhood. Consumers living in CTH IIs do not just live in the community, they are part of the community. In addition to recreational activities based on consumer choice, consumers in these homes are assisted with medications, daily living skills, and community integration skills.
SLP II Apartments
Supervised Living Program Apartments (SLP IIs) consist of 20 individual apartments in the Arbor Pointe complex. The SLP II program provides the best of both worlds. It affords consumer a great deal of autonomy as well as 24/7 access to staff in case of emergencies. Staff members also assist with medications, transportation, and independent living skills training.