Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services Programs
Community Homes and Apartments
Community Homes and Apartments are located in Chester,
and Philadelphia Counties and are home to Pennsylvanians
as well as people from other regions... We can provide intermittent support
(part-time or as needed) or 24/7 staff support in apartments or single family
homes. Every person who lives at Devereux has access to clinical services
(psychologist or behavioral specialist), nurse, dietician, social worker (sometimes
called a "Program Specialist") and other administrative support. Other
services offered may include art instruction, music activities and an indoor
aquatic therapeutic pool and performance center/gymnasium. People who live at
Devereux may choose to live alone or with others in a home or apartment. The
following services and supports are included in our homes and apartments:
- A multi-disciplinary assessment that uses a team approach to collaborate with
families, agencies and individuals to determine needs, preferences, goals,
interests, and strengths.
clinical assessments and customized support plans constructed to assure
positive outcomes; the development of self-management strategies, self-care, responsibility,
decision-making, and independence skill acquisition
for community participation and leisure/recreational activities
care from our Direct Support Professional Staff-24 hours, 7 days per week
care and health coordination
in obtaining and managing health and financial benefits
for medical appointments, daily activities, and work
in locating and enrolling in day programs, finding employment or community
Living Homes are usually apartments serving one or two adults who are capable of
living independently with some supports. Assistance is provided with budgeting,
shopping, housekeeping, problem solving, transportation, medical appointments,
maintaining health lifestyles, self-care and community integration. Individuals
in the apartments are expected to follow guidelines regarding safety in the
home and in the community.
by Devereux include 24/7 on-call staff, individual and group counseling,
psychological assessments, psychiatric, medical and nursing services and employment
services or supports for community employment.
Staff supports vary from one hour per week to several hours per week.
In-Home Supports and Services
Available to residents of
Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
supports staff helps the individual perform daily living activities and other
activities the individual may perform daily.
Notes are taken daily to show what activities were completed.
Funding for In-Home Services is provided through the OBRA, Consolidated
Waiver-P/FDS Waiver and Commcare or Independence (OLTL Waivers). Private pay is also
accepted. Staff can assist in securing
funding for eligible individuals.
Lifesharing is available for Pennsylvania
adults with disabilities. Eligibility is
determined by the Pennsylvania County Offices of Developmental Disabilities.
Please contact your local County
Office for more details
about eligibility or call Devereux Admissions at 610 251-2017 or email email@example.com.
“Lifesharing” in Pennsylvania is defined as "living and
sharing life experiences with supportive persons who form a caring household."
Relationships developed through Lifesharing enrich the quality of life of
people with disabilities as they become part of a family and the community
where they live and provides people with:
into the community
access to social events
to reach his or her goals and dreams
On its beautiful campus in Berwyn,
Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services offers a supportive environment to ladies
and gentlemen with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. Comprehensive
life enrichment programs promoting self-improvement, decision making, life
skills, task completion, community involvement, recreation and family
collaboration are the goal at each of the eight campus homes.
The staff strives to provide
enrichment activities at every turn, especially when offered in the
community. Our ladies and gentlemen:
- Attend cultural and sporting events
across the area
- Participate in Adult Boy Scouting
- Compete in Special Olympics and
other recreational leagues
- Stay healthy through visiting
community walking trails in parks throughout Chester County
- Enjoy trips to restaurants, movie
theaters and local stores
- Volunteer their time to help others
in the community
Our ladies and
gentleman also have access to the beautiful Mendelson Community Center.
A special group of our adults, in addition to
intellectual disabilities and mental health needs, also have complex physical
healthcare needs as well. Opened
in May of 1994, Hankin Health Services provides comprehensive around-the-clock
care for 32 adults who need specialized medical attention. This expert level of care is provided by a
group of five board-certified family physicians, led by Medical Director
William L. Carroll, MD. These doctors,
and the nurses and staff who work with them, provide exceptional care with the
same focus on positive approaches and individual dignity found across the
Whitlock continuum of services. This
philosophy is summarized by Dr. Carroll’s expectations of the staff: “I expect
everyone involved in the continuum of care at Devereux and Hankin Health
Services to care for our folks as though they are a member of his or her
care is designed to provide short-term, temporary care to family members caring
for their loved one so that they can have a break from their
responsibilities. Respite stays can be a
few days or several months depending on the needs of the family and can either
be provided in the individual’s home or another setting. While this form of care is often planned in
advance, it is also available in crisis or emergency situations.
can provide respite in your home or in one of our community homes, depending on
availability. Please contact Admissions at (610) 215-2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shops at Devereux, located in Devon, PA,
provide employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities. The
Shops are small businesses that produce goods and services for the
community and are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm.
Revenue is re-invested into the program to continue to provide employment
opportunities and enhance our therapeutic environment and also to provide
bi-weekly paychecks for all individuals.
The Shops offers the following
features and benefits:
- Variety of work settings
- Competitive Pay – prevailing wages
rates, performance evaluations and piece rates/hourly
- Active Engagement Model (engage,
teach, provide raise/encouragement)
- Social Skills and self –esteem
- Hot/cold freshly prepared meals and
salads for lunch
- Nurse available on-site for
residents of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
overall goal of Community Supported Employment (CSE)is to achieve independence
that is appropriate and comfortable for the individual within his or her
community-based employment position by utilizing natural supports. As the
individual develops confidence and acquires the skills needed to maintain employment,
job coaching is eliminated when appropriate.
assessments are conducted to identify individualized strengths, weaknesses, and
preferences of the individual. Employment Specialists work with individuals on
resume building, interview skills, and social interactions. Job coaches are
then used to assist the individual with maintaining their employment. Ongoing
communication between the Employment Specialist and employer help determine any
problems or issues an individual may encounter while working.
primary funding is provided through the Adult Autism Waiver, ACAP, OBRA,
Consolidated Waiver-P/FDS Waiver and Base funding for individuals with
residential placement. Private pay is
also accepted. CSE staff can assist in
securing funding for eligible individuals.
individuals are currently working in a variety of work settings, including:
Markets - Paoli and Devon
Nursing Home - Ridley
- King of Prussia
- Fair Acres
Cottage - Norristown
Healthcare - Blue Bell
Mac's Cafe - Berwyn
Aide Pharmacy - Devon and King of Prussia
Maxx - St. David's
- Woodlynde School - Wayne
Devereux also employs individuals in various areas of its
operations, including food service, animal assisted therapy and office
Pre-Employment Day Program
Pennsylvania Adult Services’ ALPHA
Program is a pre-employment program that encourages people with disabilities
to develop work, social skills and communication competencies. The goal of ALPHA is to prepare individuals in
the acquisition of identified skills to work in an employment program, in
competitive employment or in volunteer positions in the community. ALPHA is
located in Berwyn in the Mendelson Community Center
of the Adult Services’ campus. Individuals
attending this program have opportunities to swim twice a day in our indoor
aquatic therapy pool at the same location as well as take a
break from tasks to play a game of volleyball or other games offered throughout
the day. Also, occasionally community trips to local sporting events and other
activities are provided for small groups.
Program also has a full kitchen and individuals can receive instruction in meal
preparation. A hot/cold lunch is provided on a daily basis. The hours for the
Alpha Program are 5 days per week, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Adult Autism Partnership Program)
residents of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
focuses on increasing independence and enhancing the quality of life for
individuals ages 18 and over on the autism spectrum. Independence is achieved through the
development of Individualized Support Plans (ISPs) that assist the individual
with daily living, recreation, community integration/safety and employment.
are developed in collaboration with the individual’s family/caregiver and
anyone else that can contribute to the betterment of the individual. The goals of the individual’s plan are
designed to meet specific needs. Goals
can be changed at anytime during the program to increase effectiveness and
better meet the needs of the individual.
During the program, data is collected and analyzed to evaluate the
effectiveness of the individual’s plan.
ensure independence, CAAPP services are provided where the individual spends
the most time. These places include
work, the community, and home. Social
interaction is created through opportunities within the community and peers and
is highly encouraged.
helps individuals seek out and maintain appropriate employment opportunities.
This is achieved through job assessment, job finding, and job coaching in
conjunction with the Community Supported Employment Program.
primary funding is provided through the PA Waiver. This includes the Adult Autism Waiver, ACAP,
OBRA, Consolidated Waiver-P/FDS Waiver and School District Funding. Private pay is also accepted. CAAPP staff can assist in securing funding
for eligible individuals.
Contact Maggie Haag, Program
Director, for more information