Residential Housing Models
We all need a place to call home. A home is much more than the walls that surround us and the roof over us. A home is a place of security, love, respect and comfort. We are committed to providing all that goes into making a house a home.
Traditional Residential Homes
South Shore Support Services operates ten 24-hour staffed homes and two homes with less than 24-hour staff. Our homes strive to provide a true home environment while maintaining the level of support needed for the people who live there to continue to work towards greater independence and be valued members of their communities. Our dedicated staff work diligently to assist people to establish routines, develop and maintain healthy lifestyles, and maintain optimal emotional and physical health. There can also be a medical component for those who need it and most of our homes have nursing in addition to regular staffing. Our homes are in Weymouth, Abington, Quincy, and Cohasset.
Remote Support and Monitoring
We are working with Proven Behavior Solutions and SafeinHome to provide assistive technology so individuals can live as independently as possible in their own home.
- One gentleman will be using remote self- monitoring (RSM) in his family home to prepare for future independent living in his own apartment.
- A woman we serve will use both the two-way communication device to talk to a live person when anxious and carry a geo-come to talk to someone "live" when her evening Uber is running late.
- Another young woman is exploring the option as she prepares to move into an apartment with a roommate for the first time.
Remote self-monitoring is always paired with a formal Assistive Technology assessment through an AT agency. South Shore Support Services is enjoying the partnerships created through the use of this technology.
For more information on Remote Supports please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 54 million people with disabilities in the United States. They all need a place to live and most need some supportive services. The question is: How do we meet these needs?
In Massachusetts, as in most states, we have been meeting these needs through government funding. However, just looking to the government for support has created two problems. First, there is not enough funding to meet the needs, and second, relying solely on the government makes people with disabilities a dependent class, separate from the rest of the population.
South Shore Support Services has a team that is working to create sustainable, inclusive, alternative housing models for individuals with disabilities. Families living with members who have disabilities have unique knowledge of what kinds of supports, spaces, and environments are necessary to ensure a happy, productive, and healthy living arrangement. Housing appropriate for one person with disabilities may be completely unacceptable for another. One individual may be able to live independently while another requires 24-hour support. What’s most important is matching housing and living arrangements with the needs and desires of the person with disabilities.
Our team looks forward to bringing more information as we collaborate with community agencies and families to create unique and supportive housing models .