First Resources

Residential

Residential Services Program:

The Residential Services Program provides support to both children and adults with disabilities. The goal of this program is to provide people with disabilities opportunities to develop their independent living skills so that they can live where they choose. We are currently serving members in Keokuk, Burlington, Fort Madison, Washington, Fairfield, Sigourney, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, and Bloomfield.

Home and Community Based Services:

First Resources is currently certified to provide services under the Intellectual Disability, Physical Disability, Ill and Handicap and Brain Injury waiver. The services available under these waivers are as follows:

  • HCBS—Sites is a service which provides 24 hour care for individuals who are unable to live without supervision. Currently, First Resources has a number of sites in Sigourney, Ottumwa, Burlington, Fort Madison, Keokuk and Bloomfield. The individuals who live at these sites have needs which require staff to be available to assist with their physical, personal, and medical care.
     
  • Supported Community Living (SCL) services are provided to adults and children in a variety of settings based upon individual needs, desires, and abilities. Services are provided in apartments, individual’s homes, as well as two, three, and four person sites. Individuals receive assistance and support within their home environment with priority given to the following issues: obtaining and maintaining safe and healthy living environments, personal care, community integration, accessibility within the community, and support with self-advocacy skills.
     
  • Respite services are provided to adults and children in their home and community based upon family and individual needs. Respite services are provided in a variety of settings like the individual’s home or apartment, family homes, friend or neighbor's home, or camp. The emphasis is to provide services in the most appropriate, safe, and familiar setting to the individual. Within the respite setting, the individual’s physical, emotional, and accessibility needs are identified and addressed.
     
  • Consumer Directed Attendant Care (CDAC) services are provided to adults and children in the home and community to assist the consumer with self-care tasks which the consumer would typically do independently if the consumer were otherwise able. These services include non-skilled services such as dressing, hygiene, meal preparation, cooking, housekeeping, medication management, communication, transportation, etc.
     
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