NEXT STEP CARE INC;
A BIT ABOUT US
With our professionally-trained staff at the helm, Next Step Care aims to improve the lives of communities, families and individuals.
Next Step Care, Inc. is a human service organization whose goal is to provide quality and comprehensive services to persons with intellectual disabilities in a variety of settings. In partnership with numerous counties throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Next Step Care, INC., offers a diversity of consumer driven programs developed specifically to meet the needs of each individual and assist them in living their desired lifestyle.
We are a new company, incorporated in 2014. Next Step Care, Inc. is a company serving persons with intellectual disabilities in a residential home setting. Next Step Care, Inc. will provide programs and services to our individuals to help them integrate into the community.
At Next Step Care, Inc. we aim for dedication to promote independence, choice skills and support to achieve an everyday life.
We are focused to drive our field with innovation, determination, and perserverence and to enhance people's lives.
Our Core Values:
Commitment to Mission
Balanced Effectiveness and Efficiency
WHO WE ARE
Meet our team. Next Step Care, INC., employees are expected to conduct themselves. Next Step Care, Inc. strives to maintain a professional work environment for its staff and a healthy living environment for its individuals. Honesty, integrity and respect for fellow employees and individuals should constantly reflect in personal behavior and standards of conduct.
"Reaching Goals Together"
Next Step Care, INC., is an establishment with goals that consist of providing quality and absolute services to person with developmental and physical disabilities in array of settings. In partnership with many county agencies we will offer programs developed to meet the needs of our individuals which will help them live the life that they desire.
The staff of Next Step Care Inc. has years of combined experience in both Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities. There is a realization by the PA Department of Human Services that individuals with mental retardation are frequently challenged by mental illness. Given this, there is an increasing need to provide a truly integrated community model offering intensive clinical supports affording persons continued opportunities to remain in their communities in the least restrictive environments.
Home-based services are those services offered to an individual residing at home or in an alternative setting. The purpose of home-based services is to offer supports to an individual and, in many instances, to his or her family. These supports enable and empower the individual to develop or maintain skills necessary in everyday living.
The individual and his or her support team, including the support coordinator, home-based coordinator, and family or provider, determine specific services to be provided. Outcomes or goals are person-centered, meaning plans are developed based on the needs of each individual. Some outcomes, for example, may focus on increasing participation in community events or to develop social skills. Some outcomes are community based while others are specific to in-home needs.
Next Step Care, Inc. provides flexible home-based services seven days a week and delivers these services with care, compassion and respect. The objectives of the home-based program are to:
Assist each person in establishing a safe, healthy and comfortable lifestyle suitable to his/her needs
Encourage each person to be a participating and contributing member of the community
Assist the individual in building relationships with family, friends and others
Provide opportunities for greater independence and the skills that will enable each person to self-advocate
Strive for the personal empowerment of every individual
Commit to upholding and protecting the human and legal rights of each individual
To provide quality services meeting and exceeding recognized and respected standards for service provision
The community living arrangements offered by Next Step Care, Inc. provide housing, services and supports specific to the needs of each individual. The focus of this versatile program is to enable the individual to live his or her life to their fullest with assistance and comprehensive services as necessary. Each individual has ongoing opportunities in his or her home and community to participate in activities that provide social interaction as well as the development of friendships with others.
The community living homes are located in residential neighborhoods throughout various counties in small towns as well as outlying areas. These areas provide opportunities for a variety of activities including employment, educational and recreational activities. Individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the many and varied community resources available to them. Next Step Care, Inc. provides transportation to and from all medical appointments and to all social and recreational activities in which the community offers.
BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SERVIES
Next Step Care, Inc. has Master level clinicians and Behavior Specialists that work one on one with the individuals to teach them skills in becoming more successful in their daily lives. The services that are provided are the following:
A Functional Behavior Assessment of presenting issues
Provisional training to individuals, staff, relatives and/or caregivers.
Observations and collaboration with the individual, their family, and treatment team for the purpose of developing a Behavioral Support Plan that includes positive practices.
Completion of required paperwork related to data collection, progress reporting, and development of annual planning material.