Pocono Supports and Services for Adults
Adult Day Care
The Adult Day Care at the Pocono
Center serves a senior population with age-related disabilities and is licensed by the Pennsylvania
Department of Aging. Adults can attend
this six hour program daily or weekly as desired. Daily therapeutic activities focus on
mobility, orientation, personal care, socialization and recreation. Meals, medication, nursing care and
counseling services are provided on an as needed basis.
Community Residential Services
provide a natural environment with participation and integration into the
community. Individual treatment support
plans are developed and can include teaching daily living skills, use of community
resources, social/cultural activities, home management (i.e. meal preparation,
laundry skills, money management), medication education, promoting literacy,
functional communication, skill acquisition, medical/psychiatric/psychological
services, counseling, and behavioral based training. Behavioral based programs focus on teaching
skills and socially adaptive behaviors.
Twenty-four hour staffing is provided in all
residential programs and is composed of a Residential Manager, Program
Specialist, and Direct Support Professionals.
Additionally, twenty-four hour clinical support is available.
Life Sharing Program
Sharing provides individuals with the opportunity to live in a natural family
setting while receiving support, treatment and services to improve their
quality of life and increase their independence.
Sharing caregiver families are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of
Public Welfare’s Office of Developmental Programs after completing a thorough
application process including background checks, interviews, home study and
training. Ongoing contact is maintained
with biological families incorporating choices and culture into treatment.
individual and family is assigned a Family Specialist who supports the family
in their efforts to implement outlined strategies for the individual’s goal
attainment. Skill building, interventions and schedules are individualized to
meet the needs of each unique person.
Components to increase independence can include daily living skills,
home management, medication administration, money management, safety,
communication, and community resources and activities. Active and meaningful community integration
allows for individuals to develop relationships throughout the regional
on the same quality programming as our residential services, respite care
provides adults with a temporary living situation in a safe, caring and
stimulating environment. Respite care
provides family or other caregivers with the emotional and physical relief they
may need at times due to the responsibilities they assume in caring for a loved
one, or due to conflict with other family or business obligations. Respite care services are offered on a planned
or emergency basis and can be offered daily, overnight, weekly or monthly as
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Program serves children and adolescents up to age 21 who meet medical necessity
requirements resulting from a mental health diagnosis. Services are available
to children who present with social, emotional or behavioral issues, providing
opportunities to receive treatment within their natural family, school, and
community settings. BHRS services include a Behavioral Specialist Consultant,
Mobile Therapy and Therapeutic Staff Support.
These instructional programs are
designed to teach pre-employment skills, increase self-awareness and
self-confidence, provide opportunities for recreation, community integration and
socialization and assist individuals to achieve their highest level of
independence through personal growth. Individuals have an opportunity to
enhance skills while participating in paid employment endeavors such as
processing products for the golf tee program, composition of the hotel amenities
program and packaging of chocolates.
Communication with family members is seen as an integral part of programming
and is maintained through the provision of daily communication updates for
family members to increase individual success and promote the continuity of
These services are provided to
prepare and maintain an individual’s ability to be employed within the
community. Program goals are developed
and include pre-employment preparation, work readiness, skill acquisition,
career counseling, job seeking resources, interview skills, money management
and behavior support.
School to Work
program is designed for high school students who have graduated or are
preparing to graduate. Devereux, in
partnership with the student’s school system, develops a transition plan as
part of the IEP process. These plans may
include skill development, and hands on training/experience in a Pre-employment
experience. Students can attend daily or
weekly as desired.