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Residential Program

 


Home is much more than just "where you live." It’s a place where you should like to be, a place where you should feel comfortable and a place where you should feel safe. Our homes also root us in the community and add to our identity.

The mission of Quest has been inspired by people with special needs. There may come a time when the parents or siblings of those individuals can no longer provide their care. Family members may reach a point when they must entrust their loved ones’ nurturing to someone else... to someone who will walk alongside them on life's journey... to someone who will be as committed to their best interests as their family.


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Quest was established to provide families with just such a trusted partner. Our residential program is designed to fulfill the wishes of caring parents, grandparents and other caregivers by offering a quality choice for the continued support of youth and adults with disabilities. At Quest, everyone living in one of our locations enjoys a life rich in experiences and opportunities, in an environment shaped by our core values.


Every situation is different. All of Quest’s residential options in the Orlando and Tampa areas provide services appropriate to the needs and abilities of residents. Quest offers all the amenities of home, plus companionship, transportation, fun activities and the support services needed for residents to reach their full potential with safety and security in mind.

Quest’s Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) cater to the most medically fragile individuals and provide residents with round-the-clock nursing care in the comfort of a home setting. ICFs give residents access to an extensive support system that includes physical, speech and occupational therapy.

In Quest’s group homes, individuals live in small groups of six to 12 people, where increasing independence through continued skill training is emphasized. Each person has the opportunity to be employed outside of the home at one of Quest’s vocational training centers or in the community. Our group homes in Tampa specialize in serving children with autism as well as children and adults with significant behavioral and medical needs.

Transitional living is another option where adults live with roommates in apartments but still have access to support staff to assist with daily tasks such as shopping, cooking, bill paying and cleaning. Individuals have demonstrated a high level of independence but are still working on mastering the skills needed to live independently in the community.

Being a part of Quest’s supported living program means that individuals live and work independently in the community and are assisted as needed with more complex skills such as banking, making appointments and learning public transportation.

All people, regardless of age, race or abilities are treated with dignity and respect. People with disabilities have a right to be involved in all aspects of community life. They have the right to choose where and with whom they will live, work and socialize. Our society has a responsibility to accept and include all individuals, regardless of their abilities.

 

At Quest, residents have the option to participate not only in fun activities, but also in ones that promote lifelong education, maintain a healthy lifestyle and allow them to assume personal and community responsibility. A personal development plan is prepared for every individual who is in the residential program. Those plans identify each person’s unique abilities, goals and interests.

The staff-to-resident ratio at Quest means our residents have the support system they need to lead lives filled with new opportunities. Whether residents are learning how to use computers, having a picnic, going on outings to the zoo or a concert, or participating in other available activities, they are continually encouraged to expand their boundaries. Activities are organized under five support programs: education, vocational, enrichment, leisure and recreation, and health and safety.


Education
As part of their development plans, some individuals focus on maximizing independent life skills such as personal grooming, hygiene, handling money and safety. For others, their development plans emphasize more academic training (reading, math and computer usage), those oriented towards the arts (music and crafts) and/or ones involving health and wellness (fitness and exercise).­

Vocational
Being part of the workforce is a meaningful experience for most people - our residents included. Quest ensures that all residents have the opportunity to find suitable employment if they desire. Job skills training and placement assistance are offered to help residents secure work in the surrounding community or at one of Quest’s Adult Day Training centers. For those residents already employed when they come to live with us, Quest partners with employers to assure needed support is available.

Enrichment
Residents are involved with activities that interest them: work, church, gardening, going to the movies, visits to the park, family outings, etc. We assist them in getting to the places they normally go. For some people, coming to Quest will be an opportunity for more socializing than they have previously experienced.

Leisure and Recreation
Every season is filled with leisure activities. Residents enjoy summer and winter camp, trips to the theme parks, get-togethers with families and friends, birthday parties, sing-alongs, campfires, comedy skits, local sporting events and much more. Whether residents are involved as participants or spectators, the goals of their recreational and leisure activities are to relax and have fun.

Health and Safety
Good health and safety are pivotal to a happy life, and Quest strives to ensure its residents enjoy plenty of both. To encourage them to maintain healthy diets, a dietician designs the residents’ menus based on proper nutrition and their food preferences.

We also work in tandem with residents, their families and medical providers to coordinate needed health services. A nurse visits residents on-site and monitors their health, and all staff members are trained in First Aid and CPR. Residents and staff also hold emergency drills on a regular basis.

 

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