Residential Support in
St. Albert & Edmonton
Lo-Se-Ca provides services to multiple residences throughout St. Albert and Edmonton. The size of home ranges from 1 resident to a maximum of 4 residents. The types of services we provide vary depending on the individuals living in the home, their goals, and their capacity for independent living. Some houses only require several hours per day of support while the majority need 24 hour care.
The focus of staff when providing support in a residential setting is to encourage, model, and teach the skills necessary for the individual to be able to perform the task independently.
A main focus is to promote the development of new relationships and the strengthening of existing ones. This may involve meeting a friend for coffee, having people over to watch a movie, attending the local farmer’s market, or participating in organized activity like Special Olympics or attending a local class on a topic of interest.
Activity & Meaningful Activity
It is up to the individual to decide what activities and how much they want to do. It is up to staff to support them in this. There is a big difference between activity and meaningful activity. It is our goal to identify what is meaningful for each individual and support them to incorporate these activities into their lives.
Full Time Support
LoSeCa operates over 25 residences with full-time support models. These homes are staffed between 16 – 24 hours per day. These community residences are home to adults with developmental disabilities and the staffing models are designed and funded based on the unique needs of the people residing in the home.
LoSeCa provides supports to those who can live semi-independently. These are referred to as SIL (Supported Independent Living) supports. In these situations individuals live in their own residence and are provided part time staffing supports depending on their level of independence. This can range from a few hours per day to a few hours per week.
LoSeCa offers respite services to families who need occasional assistance in supporting one of their family members with a developmental disability. Respite can be provided on the weekends and/or during vacations. Respites services are individually tailored to meet the needs of the family.
LoSeCa offers in home supports to families that prefer supports to be provided directly from their home. This often consists of staff going to the families residence and providing supports either directly in the home or in the community. Support needs that are provided depend on the needs of the individual and can range from daily to weekly supports.