Our Residential Programs
Our residential programs and settings are as unique as the people we support. Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities flourish in a community-based home or apartment with friends while others require more skilled care and the support of a 24-hour nursing team. Focus in all of our residential services remains on maximizing independence, ensuring personal care and safety, and encouraging socialization opportunities that support each person’s passions and priorities. We want each person we support to be the best person they can be.
RGA Team members help each person define what a meaningful day is to them so they can spend their time at work, volunteering, or at a RGA Community Learning Center. Leisure and social activities are based on the interests of people living in each home.
We believe in a person-centered approach – involving those we support and their families in creating a plan that addresses what’s important to them and developing goals based on those priorities and interests. We see life as a team effort and working together as a strength. Partnership is something we value.
Community-based Housing (CILA, Community Integrated Living Arrangement)
We currently operate more than 20 community-based homes and apartments throughout neighborhoods in DuPage County, most of which offer 24-hour support. Each home is a reflection of the men or women who live there and features multiple bedrooms and baths, kitchen, dining area, and family room. RGA Team members support people with all aspects of daily living like cooking, cleaning, hygiene and shopping.
Specialized Living Center (SLC)
The SLC provides 24-hour support to 100 people. The six-acre campus, nestled in Addison, provides specialized nursing care and features accessible, spacious, ranch-style homes. The warm and friendly atmosphere in each home reflects the interests of the people that live there. We encourage people to be engaged in community activities such as sporting events, visits to museums and seasonal festivals, but also offer regularly scheduled campus-based activities like exercise classes, devotion, pet therapy and themed parties.
Located in the heart of Roselle, Sunrise Courts provides single story apartment-style housing and support services for 18 people who are highly independent and make their own life decisions. A Common Area serves as a place where residents gather to socialize, play games, access the internet, and occasionally share a meal with family members. Support is offered in areas such as cooking, housekeeping, banking, budgeting, recreation, health, socialization and employment. Many people work in the community and/or attend a RGA Community Learning Center. Staff are available during the day and a “house parent” lives onsite to provide emergency support to people during the overnight hours.