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updated: Apr 05, 2014, 10:00 AM
Hillside House is a non-profit residential facility caring for people with developmental disabilities.
We provide a safe, home-like environment for 59 people who have levels of disability ranging from moderate to severe and often have medical challenges as well. We offer them a caring community with around-the-clock nursing care as well as physical therapy, independent living skills, recreational and learning opportunities, individualized treatment programs and much more, so that they can reach for their highest potential and enjoy their lives to the fullest!
We are a launching pad for meaningful lives.
To provide a home that supports our residents' efforts to maximize their physical, cognitive, social and emotional abilities so that they can attain their highest level of independence in an environment where people are treated with dignity and respect.
We were incorporated as a California Non-profit Corporation in 1945. We are licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health as an Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF-DD).
Whom Does Hillside House Serve?
Hillside House offers residential services for people with a variety of developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. Most of our residents are non-ambulatory, with levels of disability ranging from moderate to severe. Hillside House serves a broad age range as well. We accept residents in all stages of their lives. Currently our population ranges in age from early 20's to mid-80's.
What are Hillside House Programs Like?
Hillside House offers many activities on our campus and in the community. We provide 24-hour nursing care and a range of therapeutic programs in a family-like environment.
These programs include:
• physical therapy
• independent living skills training
• occupational therapy
• speech therapy
• sensory motor training
• recreational therapy
Younger residents attend local public schools. Some residents attend classes at the local community college. Adult residents participate in a variety of day programs, community integration programs and supported employment. Our residents take advantage of the many cultural, educational and recreational events, as well as a variety of community activities in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
To learn more about this organization, visit their website, http://www.hillsidehousesb.org/.
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