Residential Services works with residents to teach daily living and
other skills that enable them to achieve their highest level of
Residential training instructors teach basic to more advanced skills.
Among these are tooth brushing,
toileting skills, laundry skills, self-hygiene, grooming, travel
training, survival skills and dining etiquette. Care is taken to tailor
instruction to a resident’s individual level and need.
Staff empowers residents to
care for themselves as much as possible, at the same time ensuring each
resident’s needs are met while maintaining their dignity.
Village has a full
complement of medical professionals whose
comprehensive approach (taking into account
the patient’s history and condition) is a benefit to residents and their
The fully staffed clinic is open daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. On-call
supervisors are on duty 24 hours. The health services supervisor works
closely with the medical director, psychiatrist, pharmacist, therapists,
and other disciplines to ensure a complete range of care for each
Therapies are designed to
prevent further disability and establish each resident's highest
possible functional level.
A licensed physical therapist, occupational therapist, and speech
therapist visit the New Horizons Village
campus weekly and evaluate each resident at least annually.
Therapy is normally conducted individually
and in small groups after the therapist
consults with other staff members to design the most effective program
for each resident.
Village has an exceptional
team of cooks and kitchen staff.
Led by a registered dietitian and a
Certified Dietary Manager, the Nutrition
Services Department provides wholesome, quality meals to all of our
residents three times daily.
This department maintains a robust selection of menu items while
catering to the prescriptive dietary needs of each resident.
Led by a Ph.D.-level,
board-certified behavior analyst, the Behavior Science Department uses
scientifically proven methods to identify and change inappropriate
behaviors and teach residents positive social and behavioral skills.
Staffed by a team of certified behavior analysts, New Horizons
behavior management techniques.
This approach has significantly reduced the amount of medication many
residents had taken for years while decreasing inappropriate behavior.
Village employs two
recreational specialists, and a certified lifeguard to provide life
enrichment activities for residents.
Recreation Department activities improve socialization skills, physical
fitness, and self esteem.
Our 20x30-foot in-ground swimming pool is monitored by
the lifeguard. The Recreation Department involves residents with
opportunities for community integration.
Social Worker acts as the main advocate for all residents of New
Dedicated to guaranteeing the protection of each resident's human and
civil rights, the Social Worker provides various forms of counseling to
residents in addition to acting as a liaison between outside agencies
and residents’ families.
The department hosts the Human Rights Advocacy
Committee Meeting and coordinates home visits. Here, residents and their
family members can find someone in whom they can confide, express
frustrations or file a grievance.
The Social Worker is always available to meet with
family members regarding any aspect of their loved ones’ life at New Horizons