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Community Residential Services

Day Services

RGH offers a wide range of training programs designed to meet the needs of individuals in a variety of setting. Based upon the active treatment needs identified in each individual’s strengths, needs and desires, a menu of training programs are available both within the Day Program or collaboration with agencies throughout the community including:

Life Skills – Essential skills are necessary to complete basic functions of everyday life. Life skills are an important component to improve each individual’s quality of independence. Individuals participate in areas where their strengths are used to gain skills that would assist them towards a more independent life. This program includes personal hygiene awareness, and relationship building and socialization skills.

Recreation and Physical Fitness – Encouraging each individual to maintain a healthy lifestyle is an integral part of overall well being. Daily recreational and physical fitness activities are provided to give all individuals a choice for optimum health care. Programs are offered on and off site to provide various resources and opportunities to utilize community resources.

Pre-vocational and Vocational Skills– Building skills through training in pre-vocational and vocational is an integral component of RGH commitment to allow individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their independence. Individuals take pride in their vocational training opportunities that allows them express their artistic creativity through woodworking, jewelry, horticulture classes. The classes use integrative activities to build their pre-vocational and vocational skills through training to increase time on task, following instructions, team building, salesmanship, money skills, and socialization skills. Classes are provided by RGH as well as classes offered from outside educational, job training facilities and recreational agencies.

RGH provides an array of services including Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychology for individuals requiring additional supports including receptive and expressive language, fine or gross motor skills and behavioral support services. Therapists are available to provide evaluations and therapy for individuals.

Community Guide

RGH provides Community Support Services to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities identify and develop social networks and other connections within the community. The flexibility of individual driven choice aids individuals, their families or legally responsible person with assistance in accessing non-Medicaid supports, supporting the individual prepare for their Person Centered Plan. During the development of the PCP the Community Guide will assist the with managing individual and family directed services, and assistance including identifying speciality items, finding a place to rent or purchase or other service providers.

Community Networking

RGH’s Community Networking services provides individualized day activities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The individual, their families or legally responsible person and treatment team through the direction of their Care Coordinator identify these services during their Person Centered Plan Meeting.

These services include activities the individual and his team identify as being an integral part of his/her meaningful day. Activities are held in an integrated setting that may include, but are not limited to adult education, volunteer work, hobby classes, and public transportation usage.

Group Living (Low, Moderate and High level)

Group Living Services provides residential housing with 24 hour staffing for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services allows individuals the opportunity to promote independence by living in a setting that provides guidance, skills training and assistance as needed to ensure their health and safety. Level of Service is determined identified by the assessment performed by a licensed psychologist the individual’s physician and then approved by the MCO.

The individual, their families or their legally responsible person, under the direction of the Care Coordinator and treatment team will develop an Individualized Person Centered Plan. The individualized plan identifies training and assistance in managing money, meal planning/meal preparation, shopping, and personal care skills. RGH also offers a wide range of leisure activities and community organizations for individuals to engage during their leisure time. RGH fosters Self Advocacy and integrates choice in order to enable each individual to achieve his/her desired outcomes.


In Home Skill Building

RGH embraces individuals with individuals with intellectual disabilities that desire to live independently or with a caregiver but requires various levels of support to maintain their independence within their homes or apartments. These individuals, their families or legally responsible person and Care Coordinator will identify these supports and address them in their individualized Person Centered Plan. RGH will provide supervision and training to foster independence for these individuals to continue to live independently in their home setting.

Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/IDD)

Intermediate Care Facility/Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IDD) Services serves individuals with developmental disabilities identified to require intensive service needs in order to live in a residential setting.  These services provide around the clock care to meet the active treatment needs of each individual served including training to build skills in the areas of self help, communication, home care, meal planning/preparation, positive behavioral support, socialization, community survival and vocational skills.

Each individual, their family or legally responsible person and treatment team under the guidance of a QDDP develop an Individualized Personal Support Plan to identify and address these supports. In addition to these objectives professional therapies including dietary, speech, occupational, physical, and psychological and other health care services are included as needed in each consumer’s comprehensive plan. These services are revised and amended as needed to ensure each individual’s success in this highly structured program.

Outreach Services

RGH encourages community outreach and integration to enable all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities enhance their community support network. Great efforts to promote all individuals with IDD opportunities to participate in Self Advocacy opportunities through the NC Self Advocacy, the Rockingham County ARC, the North Carolina Special Olympics (Alamance County, Forsyth County, Guilford County and Rockingham County), the Rockingham County Next Chapter Book Club, and Church’s Friendship Ministry (Osbourne Baptist Church, Eden, NC). Other individuals at RGH are welcomed and benefit from engagement in activities at the areas, Animal Shelters, Goodwill Centers, Salvation Army, the Career College at Alamance Community College and a host of classes offered by the Rockingham Community College system.

Personal Care Services

RGH’s Personal Care Services provides supervision, supports and engages the individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities assistance with  completing hid/her identified activities of daily living. This service also is used to assist in maintaining skills learned through habilitation services.

Residential Supports

RGH offer residential supports to assist individuals in a variety of residential settings including, AFL’s,  group homes, apartments, or within an individual’s personal residence.  These supports and specialized services include habilitative assistance aimed at helping the individual acquire, improve or retain skills in an array of services. These supports include activities of daily living including, securing housing, coordination of transportation services and acquisition of employment skills.  RGH can also assist the individual with supports to build skills to manage their general household management and guidance with meal preparation, personal finance management, and socialization as well as other adaptive areas identified by the individual, their families or legally responsible person and their QDDP during their Person Centered Planning.

Respite Care

Respite care provides families with an opportunity to take vacations, or have a rest period from their care giving responsibilities. Respite care also can be used as an acclimation process for a prospective resident to the RGH environment. This service offers a 24 hour a day staffed program designed to give families the security that their loved one will be well cared for during their absence. RGH offers respite in individual’s personal residence or at one our respite care homes. RGH respite rooms offer a home away from home environment with caring, professional staff to carry out a structured daily activities including specialized treatments or services required and community activities. RGH provides on call nursing services.

Requests for respite care should be made at least 14 days in advance of the desired date of the visit. These services may also be accessed on an as needed as the result of an unexpected family emergency. Emergency respite care requests may be made at any time. Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis and decisions will be based on service availability and approval. Respite care is offered at the current daily rate depending on the level of care required, and provides the individual with residential care, day/vocational programming, and medical monitoring. Referrals for respite services are typically referred by an individual’s Care Coordinator or legally responsible person. Requests may also be submitted by the family or legally responsible person. The individual’s MCO grants approval for authorization time frames for respite care. There are no minimum or maximum time frames established for private pay respite care services.

Specialized Consultative Services

Specialized Consultation Services is a support that utilizes the expertise of a licensed Psychologist to address intervention strategies related to an individual’s identified behaviors. Initially the Psychologist performs a functional assessment of the individual’s behavior. Based upon the assessment results, the Psychologist develops a behavior plan to address specific skills or identify replacement behavior acquisition training for the individual.  Education and training is provided to the individual’s family and other care givers.  These supports assist family members, support staff, and other natural supports with the individual’s long-term intervention needs. Follow ups and additional supports are provided as needed to the individual and their treatment team.

Supported Living

Support Living offers a wide array of services to foster independence and stability that enables individuals to live in community settings.   These services are developed by the individual and their treatment team to address specific needs identified in their individualized Person Centered Plan. Supportive Living supervision and/or training occurs throughout the community to build skill levels in the individual’s natural environments. We are committed to ensure each identified service enhances the individual’s skills to  function within their home or residential setting, social network, and work support. Our focus is to enable families and care givers supports they cannot provide alone.These services can also be instrumental in identifying and increasing supports to build community integration. Learn more about our supported living in our residential section.