Residential Services

NHS Northstar provides residential services under the Home and Community Based Services – Rule 245D.

This service is defined as Community Residential Settings (CRS). CRS provides a natural residential setting which fosters the supports necessary to achieve a positive lifestyle.

The supervised settings support one to four adults, and through the use of a Person-Centered Plan, Community Support Service Plan and Individual Abuse Prevention Plan, the individual’s unique needs and skills are identified, and services are designed to fit that person.

At NHS Northstar, we truly believe that the residential site is the client’s home.  Our goal is to support our clients in the development of a positive lifestyle that is motivated by mature and appropriate choices as they relate to living in one’s community.  The small natural residential setting, along with the support of our team, reinforces the development of this positive lifestyle.

Residential Living

The goal is to provide the practical experience, emotional support, training and motivation to live as independently as possible in our society.

Development of the Person-Centered Plan (PCP)

The outcome of an individual person-centered plan is to maximize results of team efforts toward individual growth and development and to ensure consistency in approach as well as diverse programming appropriate to the individual needs.

Counseling and Guidance

The goal is to help individuals develop skills to cope with and resolve problems in appropriate ways.

Social and Leisure Time Activities

Team members, in collaboration with the consumer will identify and develop leisure and social activities that are constructive, rewarding and based on the consumer’s own preferences.

Independent Living Skills Development

The goal is to enable the consumer to acquire the necessary skills, attitude, and motivation to live as independently as possible.

Vocational Orientation and Preparation

Day training and habilitation plays a pertinent role in the majority of individuals’ lives. Opportunity to participate in a DT&H service will be encouraged and made available to each consumer.