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We have other community supports options which include Supportive Independent Living (SIL) as well as Creative Supports (including Respite Care). Both these options are available for clients living in the community.
Supportive Independent Living (SIL)
Supportive Independent Living (SIL) is designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental health concerns, physical disabilities and/or complex needs to move towards independent living.
Individuals suitable for the SIL programs include individuals with strong independent living skills and personal safety skills. Individuals would need to be safe home alone for short periods of time. Supportive Independent Living (SIL) individuals with mental health concerns who require support to remind them about their medications or require monitoring of mental health over time are also suitable for Supportive Independent Living (SIL) program.
Creative Supports (CS)
Available in both Calgary and Edmonton, creative supports is a residential placement and community support program designed to help individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental health concerns, physical disabilities and/or complex needs to find creative solutions to the everyday challenges of living independently in the community.
Typically creative support placements match up individuals who are fairly independent with a supportive roommate/support home operator (SHO) who agrees to provide supports in areas of specified needs to the client. Support home operators (SHO)/supportive roommates are caring families or individuals who are contracted through Excel Society and welcome an individual with a disability to live with them in their homes. Support Home Operators/supportive roommates provide 24 hours, 7 days a week support to the individual. The success of our creative supports program is the critical feature of finding a relationship that works.