Residential, Vocational, and Day Supports in the Heart of the CommunityAdvocates Brain Injury Services support adults with acquired or traumatic brain injuries so that they can pursue full and productive lives in the community. Through a range of residential programs and supports tailored to the needs and wishes of each person, we help survivors of brain injury achieve the greatest level of independence at each stage of their recovery. All supports are provided by direct care staff, nurses, and case managers with specialized training and expertise in brain injuries.
A Continuum of Residential ServicesLong-term Residential
For individuals who benefit from round-the-clock staffing and nursing services, we provide long-term residential services in homes carefully designed to meet the needs of brain injury survivors. Our long-term residences offer a mix of shared space and apartment living and are located with convenient access to the heart of the community.
For individuals moving on from institutional care or those seeking a greater level of independence in the community, we provide assistance throughout the process of transitioning to community living with an appropriate level of support.
When adults with brain injuries live independently in their own homes in the community but require ongoing skills training and other supports, our Independent Living program customizes services to each person's needs and goals. Supports are flexible, from as few as 1-2 hours per week depending on the level of need.
Services and Supports
Support ins our residential programs may include any of the following as appropriate for each person:
• Emergency Services
• Health Management Skills Training
• Independent Living Skills Training
• Meal Planning and Preparation
• Medical Assistance
• Mental Health Services
• Money Management
• Nursing Services
• Nutrition / Dietician Services
• Occupational Therapy
• Personal Care Services
• Physical Therapy
• Self-Advocacy Skills Training
• Service Coordination / Case Management
• Social/Interpersonal Skills Training
• Speech Therapy
• Transitions to Community
Vocational ServicesAdvocates vocational services specialize in meeting employment needs of individuals with brain injuries and other cognitive disabilities. Highly trained and experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors provide one-on-one services in natural community settings. WE embrace a person-centered approach and foster each person's ability to make informed choices about the work they choose to pursue. Direct skills training, job matching, and job coaching pave the way to success.
Day Services Based at the SLI Wellness Center in Lexington, Mass., our unique day services create opportunities for survivors of brain injury to learn and enhance their independent living skills. All services are customized according to each person's needs and goals and are facilitated by staff who specialize in brain injury and community reintegration. Services and activities are offered at the SLI Wellness Center and in a wide variety of community settings, including Beaverbrook Reservation, Burlington Mall, Carry Memorial Library, Fernald Greene Pool, Minuteman Rail Trail, Walden Pond, and many more.
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| Advocates Inc., One Clarks Hill, Suite 305, Framingham, MA 01702
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Advocates provides support services for people with:
- Mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities or co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Autism and pervasive developmental disabilities
- Acquired or traumatic brain injury
We also provide support services for:
- Deaf adults with mental illness or a developmental disability
- Families who are supporting a family member with a disability
- Elders living in the community who may have a mental illness or substance abuse disorder
- Adults with a mental health diagnosis in jail or re-entering the community
- Youth in transition from foster care
- Individuals and families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness