Paladin Disabilities Services

Paladin Disabilities Services

Facility Habilitation

​In our Adult Developmental Activities (ADA) program, we provide services for numerous individuals whose primary needs are developmental in nature. In this program, our consumers learn not only adult daily living skills such as hand washing and tooth brushing, but communication, socialization, and leisure skills as well. We pride ourselves in addressing the needs of the ‘whole individual.’

Many of our clients display evidence of sensory integration deficits, meaning that when sensory input is not processed properly, their responses are often inappropriate. Historically, many behaviors inherent to those in the severe and profound range, such as self-stimulatory actions or physical aggression, have been considered maladaptive. We now know, however, that often these behaviors are not physiological at all, but rather indicators of these deficits.

In our Sensory & Environmental Awareness lab (SEALAB) we address all of the sensory realms including visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular (knowing where one’s body is in space) and proprioceptive (hard touch) domains. The SEALAB provides relaxed, non-threatening sensory stimulation in which learning is so much fun that the consumers do not even know they are learning. Furthermore, research indicates that learning occurs quicker and is longer lasting that with any of the other instructional systems technologies.

Employment Services

Employment Services works with the State's Vocational Rehabilitation Services to support individuals with disabilities as they seek employment in the community. This is achieved by meeting with the individual's team (which includes the individual, the individual's natural supports and Employment Services staff) to develop a person-centered strategic action plan which focuses on the individual's life goals. The team identifies strengths, preferences, interests, support needs, desired vocational objective and employment environment. Our staff implements the plan for job seeking and placement. Employment Services provides on-site training and continued support once our consumer is established in his/her job duties.

After successful placement, we offer supported employment follow along services, if necessary. Follow along services provide our consumers with additional support to be successful in their employment.

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Residential Habilitation Services (RHS)

Residential Habilitation Services (RHS) provide up to a full day (24-hour basis) of services and/or supports which are designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant, and assist in the acquisition, improvement, and retention of skills necessary to support participants to live successfully in their own homes. RHS includes direct supervision, monitoring and training to implement the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) outcomes for the participant through the following:

  • Assistance with personal care, meals, shopping, errands, chore and leisure activities and transportation (excluding transportation that is covered under the Medicaid State Plan)
  • Coordination and facilitation of medical and non-medical services to meet healthcare needs, including physician consults, medications, development and oversight of a health plan, utilization of available supports in a cost effective manner and maintenance of each participant’s health record
  • Assurance that direct service staff are aware and active with individuals in the development and implementation of their ISP, Behavior Support Plans and Risk Plans

Intermediate Care Facilitites

Our Intermediate Care Facilities are tailored to adults with intellectual disabilities who would benefit from the 24-hour supervision of direct support professionals. They reside in one of our four group homes specially-designed to emphasize a comfortable homelike atmosphere. Our homes are within the LaPorte and Michigan City communities, with access to all the services the cities provide.

Our individuals have the potential to achieve maximum independence in all aspects of their lives. Each individual can grow into their own unique self and make decisions based on personal preferences and individual desires. The trained staff develop individual care plans to work on the needs of each individual, set at a pace where they can succeed. They are able to share common interests with their peers and make lasting friendships. The individuals we serve participate in a variety of recreational activities in the home as well the community. Such activities include: bowling, Special Olympics, going to movies, going out to eat, visiting the museums in Chicago, etc. These are just a few examples of how Paladin involves our individuals to develop a rich and meaningful life, along with developing meaningful relationships.

Paladin Disabilities Services
Paladin Disabilities Services

Respite

Respite Services provides a wide variety of leisure and learning activities while family members who care for a person with disabilities at home can take a short break or even a long awaited vacation. This is a service that can be paid for through your Medicaid Waiver or a private pay contract. Respite services can be provided in the family home, community or at the respite house. The respite home in LaPorte County is 100% wheelchair accessible, it has a full safety systems in place including alarms, fire suppression. It is located in town and close to every day conveniences (it is literally across the street from a bowling alley)--it is truly the safest, most accessible and most convenient Respite Home in Northern Indiana!

Participant Assistive Care

Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) Services are provided in order to allow participants with intellectual/developmental disabilities to remain and live successfully in their own homes, function and participate in their communities and avoid institutionalization. PAC services support and enable the participant in activities of daily living, self-care, and mobility with the hands-on assistance, prompting, reminders, supervision and monitoring needed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the participant.

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Medicaid Waiver Service

Do you need assistance filing for Medical Waiver Service? We'd love to help you with the application process.

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