Prospect’s Residential Programs specialize in providing an array of services and supports to individuals who have been diagnosed with IDD – 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 23 homes in Middle TN. 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:
- Supportive 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 Supportive Living (SL) Model.
- Medical Residential – Our Medical Residential and Medical Residential Habilitation homes provide 24/7 nursing to individuals who have a diagnosis of IDD with severe and chronic medical needs. Skilled nursing care is provided by LPNs under the direction of Prospect’s Nursing Director /RN. These homes are specifically modified with an open floor plan, wide hallways and doorways, walk in showers, modified bathrooms and tracking systems. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are provided for transportation. Through our nursing services, we strive to maintain and improve the health and well-being of those supported so they may achieve an improved quality of life.
- Family Model – This model provides options for people who choose to live in a home with another family. The family provides all needed supports. The person becomes part of the family and participates in all family functions and activities. Prospect seeks to find optimal matches between the person and the family. We feel that this model provides individuals with an excellent quality of life including all the benefits of living with a family.
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.