Our Supervised Living Services (SLS) homes serve children and adults with developmental disabilities, providing them with care, training, and supervision. We base these programs in single-family homes in residential neighborhoods, where four people with similar needs and interests live together and receive assistance. Our trained, caring staff provide high quality, individualized care on a 24-hour basis.
Services are centered in the SLS home and in the community, as designated by the consumer, family, and team. All activities are designed to promote as much independence as possible. The primary purpose in our SLS program is to support consumers as they develop to their fullest potential, achieving the most normal lifestyle possible within a supervised setting. Daily needs are met either by the consumer when capable or by our direct care staff.
Training and Services
We provide training in a range of areas, including daily living activities (appropriate social skills, health/fitness, community integration, recreation and leisure interests), environmental and behavioral strategies designed to minimize maladaptive behaviors, academic skills (signing, writing, basic math skills, fine and gross motor skills) and independent living skills (time and money management, transportation training, domestic tasks, problem solving skills, and personal hygiene). Direct care staff strive to be unobtrusive, and positive with the consumer.
We seek out the consumer’s views, and work to make the environment predictable. Meridian Services will also provide services that assist in maintaining the consumer, such as administering medications, coordinating medical/psychiatric appointments and providing transportation, crisis intervention, making referrals to other professional services needed, and nursing consultation for special medical needs.
Modifications to the Home
Each SLS home that we develop is designed to fit the needs of the individual consumer and to promote increased independence. We do this by modifying the home environment and including adapted equipment as necessary. All training materials within the home are designed to be exciting, stimulating, and age appropriate. Maintaining a safe and healthful environment is primary in protecting consumers.
Our Open Door Policy
Meridian Services understands that a residential move can be frightening and intimidating for both the consumer and the family, and we wish to offer reassurance to everyone involved throughout the process. We will work with the family and the Interdisciplinary Team to understand the consumer’s preferences, needs, and expectations prior to the move. We want to make the move as non-disruptive as possible. Meridian has an open door policy for the family/care givers of consumers. We encourage the family to visit at any time-it is not necessary to notify us.