Supportive Roommate Residential Services

Our Philosophy

Loramar Services believes that all Individuals with a disability are unique in their own way, and as such Individuals have the Rights along with the responsibility to contribute to and benefit from living in their community.

As a Residential service provider, Loramar Services strives to enhance and empower each Individual in achieving their personal goals and lifestyle choices; meanwhile, at all times ensuring Individuals accessing services are treated with dignity and respect as they are entitled to have a good quality of life.

Our Values

Everything we do is rooted in our core values.

  • Respect
  • Inclusion
  • Diversity
  • Friendship
  • Dignity
  • Accountability

Our Services

Supportive Roommates

A home, which an Individual with a developmental disability typically shares with a roommate or a family. Support is provided by a person or people who view that home as their personal or primary residence.

Supported Independent Living

Flexible supports provided to a person with a developmental disability, who lives in his/her own home, with no overnight paid support. Emphasis is on developing and maintaining daily living skills, on an as needed basis.

In-House Respite Supports

Respite Supports are available to assist Supportive Roommates & Individuals to have the necessary breaks to ensure all are able to maintain a healthy and satisfying relationships.

  • Supports may be provided in-home or out-of-home, based on needs.
  • In-Home Respite is provided within an Individual, at home on a regular or on-call basis.
  • Out-of-Home Respite is provided to the Individual, away from home on a regular or on-call basis.
  • Support the service provider in delivering that service on a regular and continuous basis.

Principles of Service Delivery

Goals are developed based on the Individual preferences and needs that may be required for all home living and life skills programs. At all times ensuring the Individuals are supported in the decisions and choices they make.
Individuals work on specific goals based on their needs with the level of assistance they require. Some goals that are in place currently include budgeting, banking, meal planning and preparation, personal hygiene, community awareness, and social emotional issues.  The above mentioned goals are not exclusive to the service we provide.

Loramar Services strives to provide services that not only looks at basic needs, but also provides an extended family environment, assisting individuals in all areas.  These areas can include but are not limited to holidays, social functions, special events (i.e. Birthday parties, Christmas etc.) providing each individual, guardian, and supportive room-mate with the information about major life decisions in such a way that it is meaningful to the individual.

Focus is mainly social, meaningful recreational activities.  This area can include but is not limited to, movies, bowling, parks, L.E.A.R.N program, medical, and dental appointments as necessary.

Through telephone and contact with the guardians, supportive roommates, supportive room-mate and other stakeholders, Loramar Services assists to help identify wants, needs, likes and dislikes this is to empower the individuals in their daily decision making.

This is accomplished through monitoring meetings which are held (minimally) bi - weekly, telephone contact, and informal conversation (direct and/or indirectly).  The individuals are actively included to the best of their abilities in the decision making process, (or the guardian where needed in the decision making process about major life decisions.) Major life decisions are identified through goal setting, or through more informal information sessions throughout the year.

Individual confidentiality is upheld at all times. Individual issues are not to be discussed with anyone, without a signed consent form to allow the release of information. The individual and or guardian must give the consent.  All FOIP standards must be followed at all times.

Individuals are protected according to CET standards, Adult Guardian Trustee Act, PDD Abuse Protocol, PPCA, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Loramar & Advocate Community Resources Practice Review Committee. All Loramar Services supportive room-mate/and, or sub-contractors are responsible for ensuring that each individual’s rights are respected and upheld.  All breaches of those rights will be documented and given to the Monitors and or Executive Director, and acted upon accordingly.

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