What does Palmer’s do?
We help people with disabilities develop living and social skills through our residential services and shared living arrangements. Our day programs provide meaningful activities and opportunities to socialize in the community. Most importantly, we help the people we serve to live as independently as possible.
What types of disabilities qualify for your services?
Palmer’s provides services to individuals with a variety of disabilities who meet the requirements of the Department of Mental Health. To receive services and qualify for a waiver, an individual must be diagnosed with a developmental disability, but in some cases a patient with only a medical disability may qualify for services. Click here to learn more about the waiver process.
Unlike most providers, our owners are both RNs. With three more RNs and an LPN on staff, our distinct advantage is having a level of skilled nursing staff available to people in our residential, shared living, and day programs.
What is an ISL and how do you support individuals in one?
Individualized Supported Living (ISL) homes allow people to live in a more personalized arrangement than most group homes. They live as part of their community with up to three roommates. Each ISL is run by a House Manager with a team of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who provide 24/7/365 staffing. Each staff is trained on the unique supports required for the particular individuals they serve through their Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
What is a day program?
Day program services are designed to provide social benefits to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day. They operate during normal business hours five days a week, providing activities, therapeutic exercise, and mental interaction for all participants. There are community outings that include movies, bowling, horseback riding, basketball, and karaoke, just to name a few.
THE PALMER ADVANTAGE
Family-owned and operated by Registered Nurses.