Community Living

The Supervised Living Program provides varying levels of staff support and training to individuals living in one of more than 35 homes or apartments owned or leased by Starkey. Supervised living settings range in size from one to eight people with a variety of staffing ratios based on the needs of the individuals living there. Areas of support typically include assistance with daily living skills, medication administration, behavior intervention and access to community activities. The program also features the Goebel LIGHTHouse Project, three five-bedroom homes specifically designed for people who have intellectual disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Support personnel in these homes have enhanced training, and the homes feature special lifts and designs to provide effective, personalized care for individuals coping with dementia.

The Supported Independent Living Program provides staff support to individuals who live alone or with a roommate. These individuals reside in homes or apartments they own or lease, and staff support provided is based on individual needs and does not include overnight support. Staff typically provide training and support in such tasks as cooking, shopping, banking, paying bills and accessing community activities.

The Semi-Independent Living Program is offered at Starkey’s Kouri Place Apartments and McComas Crossing, where individuals lease one-bedroom apartments of their own. Independent living trainers visit periodically to assist with such tasks as cooking, shopping, paying bills and accessing community resources.