Prospect’s Residential Programs specialize in providing an array of services and supports to individuals who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our programs are person centered and focused on allowing individuals to live as independently as possible in the home and community of their choice. Prospect currently supports individuals in 19 homes in Wilson, Smith, and DeKalb Counties. Most of these homes are in single family neighborhoods and support 2 or 3 people per home. The homes are licensed by the State of Tennessee.
Prospect provides a variety of choices in Residential Services including:
- Supported Living – Support is provided 24/7 in a home leased or owned by the individual. The amount and type of supports provided are customized to the individual based on need and the person’s unique capabilities. Trained staff work set shifts to provide the necessary supports. Services include: instruction and assistance with personal hygiene, bathing and grooming, mealtime preparation and eating, medication administration, social skills, and budgeting. Additionally, the agency provides transportation for medical appointments, shopping, activities in the community, etc.
- Companion Model – Support is provided 24/7 by “companion” staff who live in the home with the individual(s) supported. The advantage of this model is that one or two staff provide the majority of services. This staffing model provides consistent staffing which is more appropriate for many of those we support. The Companion Model provides the same supports as are provided in the Supported Living Model.
Prospect offers trained staff who provide up to 24 hour supervision and assistance as needed with all activities of daily living enabling the person to live as independently as possible. Prospect strives to enable persons who receive supports to become contributing members of their respective communities by experiencing activities that reflect their personal goals and interests. Each service
offered by Prospect is person centered allowing each individual to be supported by the most appropriate residential model.
To provide support services and employment to people who have disabilities or other barriers to personal independence.