Residential Programs in D.C.: Under a Human Care Agreement with the District of Columbia, Frontline provides residential and psychological services to over 60 persons with ID/DD.To qualify for services, persons in need apply to the Department on Disability Services in Washington D.C. They are screened and assessed, and referred to a licensed agency for appropriate services and supports that include supported living, in home supports, respite, and professional services such as behavioral, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutritional, music, speech and language, physical fitness training, etc.As a residential provider, Frontline has a staff force of over 250 who are well-trained on policies, procedures, regulations, health care plans, side effects of medication, signs and symptoms of illness, recreational planning, documentation and behavioral plans and on the prevention of abuse and neglect.
In the state of Maryland, Frontline has launched a transitional housing program by providing a safe haven for two women in dire need of housing. One of them had been spending her days and nights at a bus stop in Takoma Park for months. A local city council member and police chief assisted in convincing her to accept the offer of help. This has turned out to be a major blessing since the 2017/2018 winter in Maryland and Washington D.C. is one of the coldest in recent memory.
HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED
Through the Supported Living Services, Frontline seeks to enhance a person’s quality of life. Persons admitted to the Supported Living Program, are provided services in carefully chosen residential settings. These homes serve no more than 3 persons living together. These services are available for persons at various levels of need. Supported Living Periodic and Supported Living with Transportation are also provided. Frontline’s Registered Nurses provide routine nursing supports to the many persons served and coordinate with their physicians, clinicians, hospitals, clinics and nutritionists.
Licensed behaviour psychologists provide behavioral support and counseling to people in the residential program. Our psychologists also support people in other agencies in the District of Columbia. Frontline’s behaviour support program has the following features:
In-Home Support Services are provided to persons in their natural homes or in the homes of unpaid caregivers. Such services are offered
Frontline provides Respite services to individuals who are displaced on a short term. Such tentative services may be required due to the absence or need for relief to the primary caregiver. During respite, a person will receive all needed supports – health care, food and nutrition, personal care, and community integration.
Frontline Community Services, recognized in the greater Washington D.C. area for dedicated supports and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). The agency has a proven track record of person-centered planning and effective program implementation.
The Frontline team supports persons with disabilities to make strides in life; supporting them from dependence to the highest level of independence; as persons who have a contribution to make to the communities of which they are a part.
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