What is Residential Services?
Trudeau offers Residential Services for adults with developmental disabilities throughout Kent County. All services are individualized to meet the current needs of the person. To the greatest extent possible, people live in the type of home environment that best meets their wishes and abilities.
All residential staff are thoroughly trained to provide supports to the individuals we serve, including:
- Meal preparation
- Daily household chores
- Community integration
- Personal hygiene
- Recreational opportunities
Our residents like to be busy and engaged. Involvement in community-based activities is greatly encouraged for all residents, such as apple picking, horseback riding, fishing, theatre and musical performances, and more. We also organize and supervise day trips as well as longer excursions outside Rhode Island to locations such as Disney World, Washington, D.C. and Canada.
Residential Services Referrals
Trudeau’s Residential Services are funded through the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and are offered to individuals with developmental disabilities past the age of 21. In order to be placed at a Trudeau residence, individuals must first meet BHDDH’s eligibility requirements and be deemed eligible for residential services by their assigned BHDDH Social Worker.
At the end of every day I know I’ve helped make a difference.Trudeau Employee
I honestly feel that I am learning as much from those in my care as they are from me.Trudeau Employee
The people I work with are such an inspiration to me. It’s very gratifying to see how much they accomplish despite their challenges.Trudeau Employee
What I love most about working at Trudeau is the level of appreciation I receive from the individuals every day. I love making them happy.Trudeau Employee
Working at Trudeau is more than just a job – it’s a career with a purpose. Helping individuals reach their goals of becoming more independent and living a fuller life is incredibly rewarding.Trudeau Employee
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of home environment can I expect for my child/family member?
To the greatest extent possible, people live in the type of home environment which best meets their wishes and needs.
What opportunities for community-based activities do you provide?
The adults supported are always given opportunities to be actively involved in their household and community. Activities range from horseback riding, apple picking, and fishing to bus trips and cruises. Watching the Red Sox, Patriots and Paw Sox games are always favorites!