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Why choose River Road Place?

River Road Place provides services to children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who require 24-hour medical care. We pride ourselves on creating six main points of service for the individuals we support:

We maintain and enhance a person’s abilities and their opportunities for self-determination by:

  • Facilitating the transfer of acquired skills into all environments
  • Developing structured leisure and experiential programs during evenings, weekends and on school holidays
  • Providing structured, individualized programs for adults over 21 years of age with vocational, developmental and experiential components
  • Maximizing opportunities for individuals to participate in the community outside of River Road Place

We foster a sense of security and safety by providing:

  • A stable home and an enriched, non-restrictive lifestyle
  • An individualized approach to care that promotes stability, continuity and patterns of life that are as normal as possible
  • Appropriate role modeling and positive social interaction by competent and caring staff
  • Opportunities for positive and enduring relationships between individuals we support and staff

To promote optimal physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being by:

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive individualized care plans
  • Promoting positive, healthy lifestyle choices and habits
  • Consulting with medical and clinical specialists to ensure a holistic approach to healthcare

We demonstrate support and respect for families and advocates by:

  • Being accepting and non-judgemental of each family’s cultural and spiritual values
  • Facilitating involvement in relevant cultural experiences
  • Helping families identify and access resources
  • Initiating proactive contact, sharing information, listening and responding to concerns
  • Including the family or advocate as active participants in planning
  • Showing respect for family ideas and goals
  • Encouraging and supporting involvement

We act as a resource to the community by:

  • Providing high-quality respite services
  • Providing practicum learning experiences for students considering careers in human services
  • Providing valuable volunteer experience to those seeking to be of service to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Sharing expertise with other healthcare, developmental, educational and community groups/facilities

We ensure quality in all program aspects by creating a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) approach that includes:

  • Strong person and family-centered focus
  • Continual improvement of all processes and outcomes
  • Active involvement of all team members
  • Using objective data and team knowledge in all decision-making
  • Administering services within the budget provided consistent with accreditation and professional association guidelines and within approved policies and procedures