New Horizons’ community living and residential services enable adults with developmental disabilities to be valued, independent, and integrated members of their community. Our continuum of community living and residential choices allows adults to live as independently and productively as possible throughout their lives, while receiving the support they need to develop and maintain healthy and safe living environments.
assist adults with developmental disabilities to achieve a higher level of independence by providing the training, instruction, and support they need to live independently in the community. New Horizons’ devoted instructors help each client access community resources such as public transportation, emergency services, medical services, public libraries, and other services available to general public.
offers individualized support to adults with developmental disabilities living in their own residences. New Horizons’ compassionate and highly-trained staff provides assistance to clients who have difficulty caring for themselves, while establishing goals and objectives for future support. Individual needs may include specialized medical care or behavioral support necessitated by deteriorating health conditions or aging. Support for SLS clients is usually required on a long-term basis. New Horizons provides 24-hour emergency support for all SLS clients.
provide 24-hour supervision and support in a small, family-like setting. New Horizons has 12 residential homes located throughout the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. The homes are immaculately maintained and renowned for their cozy feel and passionate care-giving staff. A maximum of six residents live in each residential home and they share many of the duties essential to maintaining the home such as cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, and decorating.
Eight of New Horizons residential homes provide intermediate level skilled nursing to the residents. These homes are licensed by the California Department of Public Health as intermediate care facilities. Depending on their assessed need, residents benefit from the interdisciplinary care and treatment of a registered nurse, occupational and/or physical therapist, registered dietician, behaviorist, and psychiatrist. The compassionate care-giving staff works diligently every day to provide personalized instruction on activities essential to daily living such as bathing, grooming, medication administration, and incontinence care. Residents also participate in a range of social and recreational programming ranging from arts and crafts to trips to Las Vegas and cruises to the Mexican Rivera.
More than 50 years ago, New Horizons began serving the needs of children with Down Syndrome. Now, these adults have aged and some are developing complications arising from the onset of dementia. New Horizons is committed to providing residential housing in order for these adults to remain in the community for as long as they choose. In efforts to meet the current needs of these adults, New Horizons will soon construct and open a residential home that will specialize in caring for adults with Down Syndrome and/or other developmental disabilities and dementia.