PROGRAM PILLARS - SENSORY & SELF CARE (PART 4 OF 6)
For some of our Members sensory stimuli can be a motivator or an inhibitor for learning and social engaging. For those with more significant special needs lights, noise, technology and sometimes smells and colors can all factor into the ability for the individual to participate or engage in various activities.
We have a “sensory” room that has adaptive lights, beanbag chairs and artwork to reduce sensory stimuli when our Members need that reprieve. Alternatively, we have adaptive equipment to support sensory needs such as icon cards, “switch” tools and tactile boards that facilitate communication.
Personal hygiene is practiced daily when it comes to toileting, eating and cleaning. Some of our Members are focused on teeth brushing and maintaining a clean and organized personal space so these tasks are reinforced by our direct Care Coaches throughout the day 1:1.
SELF AGENCY - WITH SUPPORT
Some of our Members need significant supervision and support with personal hygiene care. These services are provided by our direct Care Coaches whom are sensitive to ensuring dignity, respect and self-agency when supporting our Members. We provide full-toileting support for those Members who need this level of care and have a private designated changing room to support these needs.
The quality of care we provide at The Center is directly related to the skills and expertise of our direct care team. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a strong direct care team that provides the best care for our Members. The overhead to provide this level of care is significant and our donors help ensure that we are able to maintain this level of quality care. To learn more about how you can support The Center and help us reach our operational goals for North Texas Giving Day click below.