Program areas at New Communities
The Intellectual Disabilities (ID) division of New Communities, Inc., provides 24-hour per day residential services in 14 group and client homes located across Maine to approximately 45 adults with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, physical disabilities, behavioral and emotional disabilities, and chronic illnesses who are in need of personal service, support or assistance for self-protection or for sustaining activities of daily living. Services are customized and based on individualized personal plans of care developed by the individual served and their planning team. Typical services include personal care, direct support in cooking and housekeeping, medication assistance, transportation, and assistance in the community for shopping and recreation. The ID division also operates a community day support service program in Madison, Maine. This program provides services to adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism that include activities designed to increase community integration, foster socialization and peer supports, and facilitate creative and recreational person-centered interests and activities.
The Mental Health Services division of New Communities, Inc. operates ten mental health residential psychiatric group homes for approximately 65 adults diagnosed with chronic and severe mental illness that are staffed 24 hours-a-day. These services focus on individually-defined recovery in the least restrictive community setting possible. In addition to providing rehabilitative services, the mental health psychiatric group homes offer comfortable, inviting, home-like environments, private accommodations, and certified mental health technicians who administer or assist with medication administration, provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living, offer emotional support and promote and help individuals maintain independence.
The Assisted Living division of New Communities, Inc. operates four residential care facilities that provide 24-hour per day services and supports to assist approximately 200 seniors to remain active and independent. Services include: accommodations in private or semi-private rooms, medication administration, assistance with Activities of Daily Living including bathing, toileting and dressing assistance, transportation to medical appointments, banking and financial assistance, four meals and snacks daily, housekeeping service, and laundry services. A wellness program provides meaningful and engaging opportunities for residents in group and individual settings. Activities are built around six wellness components that play an important role in a person's overall wellbeing: physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and vocational.
New Communities, Inc. other program services revenue and expenses include employee training classes, subsidized apartment rentals, and depreciation of the step-up in value of assets Medical Care Development, Inc. contributed to New Communities.