Developing Daily Living Skills & New Friendships
Our Health Related Services (HRS) program is customized for individuals with restricted health conditions, as well as developmental disabilities. HRS provides Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills development, social interaction, leisure activities, sensory stimulation activities, and community integration. Each program component is individualized so participants with varied physical abilities can participant. ADL personalized skill training can include learning to write one's name, feeding oneself, and habit training for toileting. A cooking class on buying and preparing simple foods is offered, as are available volunteer opportunities. Many HRS participants are nonverbal and communicate through sounds and eye contact. The HRS staff is sensitive to each participant’s communication method, enabling understanding of emotional, physical and activity needs.
Other HRS activities include arts and crafts, music appreciation, story time, and adaptive games. Community integration is an extremely important component of a participant's social well-being. Planned community activities expose participants to new experiences and new friends beyond the HRS program.
The HRS exercise/sensory stimulation component also varies by participants. Participants may utilize an adaptive swing, play parachute with other participants, and enjoy rest in a reclining rocker. We provide passive ROM (Range of Motion) to our participants.
The HRS program is six hours per day (8:00 AM-2:00 PM), with staff to participant ratios of 1:1 or 1:2. Nursing staff include Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) / Licensed Psychiatric Nurses (LPTs), and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who ensure participant nursing needs are addressed, including providing assistance with gastrostomy tube feedings, urinary catheterization, blood sugar checks with insulin administration, colostomy care, seizure management, and medication administration.
Program at a Glance
- Licensed by Community Care Licensing
- Funded by Regional Center of Orange County
- Transportation funded by Regional Center of Orange County
- Facility and community integration
- LVN/LPT and CNA on staff
- Ratios are 1:1 and 1:2
For more information, please contact Sunny Leos, R.N., 949-837-7280 ext. 328.
If you would like to donate new or gently used items to Vocational Visions, our HRS program has a supply donation wish list here for helpful items that will enhance our programming.
You will find a list of items and an Amazon wish list link to purchase supplies directly off of Amazon. When you purchase using our Amazon wish list for HRS, your purchase will be shipped directly to our HRS Program Manager. If you order through smile.amazon.com and select Vocational Visions as your charity of choice, we will receive an Amazon monetary donation of .05% of your qualified purchases.
You may purchase your donation(s) through other outlets and drop them off to us in-person during our regular business hours or mail your donation(s) to our main address which is our Pala building. We do not receive mail at our Alambre building.
We are happy to receive reusable items that are gently worn. If you would like to donate gently used items, please contact us and let us know the item(s) and the program you wish to donate to.
Thank you for considering a donation to our HRS program.