The Zeilbeck Group has an extensive team of Behavior Consultants. We provide Behavioral Support Services in both District 1 and District 2. Our behavior consultants are trained to assist participants in appropriate expression of emotions, socially appropriate behaviors, and the reduction of inappropriate behaviors.
Our behavior consultants will spend the first few weeks observing the participant in a variety of environments, such as; the individual’s home, school, work site, community, etc. After collecting data from the observation period, the consultant will develop a behavior support plan which identifies the participants target behaviors. The behavior consultant will then train the families and direct care staff on the behavior support plan to work towards decreasing unwanted behaviors. The behavior consultant can achieve this by teaching the participant coping skills, stress reduction techniques, and positive replacement behaviors.
The Zeilbeck Group has recently opened several supported living homes. Residential Services are designed around ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the participant. Staff will work with the individuals in the improvement and retention of daily living skills that are necessary for the participants to become self-sufficient and live successfully in their own home. Direct care staff will assist the individual in personal care, preparing meals, running personal errands, attending medical appointments, and participating in leisure activities. We opened our first supported living site in November of 2013. We have several 24 hour supported living homes throughout the Northwest Indiana area.
Currently, we have several open bedrooms and are looking for roommates! Please contact us to inquire about supported living services.
Respite services are utilized to temporarily give relief to the family member, guardian, or persons whom normally provide care to the participant. Respite services are designed to be flexible and used as the family/caregiver sees fit. Our company provides respite services both in the home and in the community. The Zeilbeck Group respite services are centered around the needs of the family and the participant. During respite care, staff can assist the participant in daily living skills, socialization, communication, etc. Respite can also be used for leisure and recreational activities. You might also use respite if you want to go to church, do things with your other children, or just go out with your spouse or a friend, knowing that your disabled child is being cared for by a capable person.
Participant Assistance and Care (PAC) services are provided to enable and support the participant in daily living skills activities, health, safety, and positive welfare. A few examples of PAC activities include, but are not limited to, assisting in household chores, attending medical appointments, running personal errands, and participating in community activities. PAC services are very similar to Respite except that PAC services are more goal oriented. Direct Care staff will work with the participant on the goals listed in their ISP.
The Zeilbeck Group Community Habilitation program is designed to meet several critical needs for our clients. In order to become as independent as possible, those we serve often need to start from scratch and learn the basics of interacting in the community. Community Habilitation Services are provided outside of the participant’s home. Direct care staff can assist in community safety, socialization, appropriate social skills and behavior, and basic daily living skills. During Community Integration, individuals can participate in leisure activities, educational activities, personal hobbies, volunteer opportunities, etc. Direct care staff are required to conduct treatment based activity schedules where they can work on goals outlined in the individuals ISP.
The Zeilbeck Group has put a great deal of thought and research into providing community based services that are both entertaining and provide the most possible growth for the individual. In some cases, the individuals that we serve are nervous about interacting in the community and will require very careful steps to work their way up to advanced activities and interactions. In some cases, the individual must first learn how to say hello and other standard greetings. At other times, the people we serve may do the opposite; we serve several clients that are so affectionate that they may approach strangers for a hug.
On the other side of the spectrum some individuals have outstanding social skills but have simply fallen through the cracks when it comes to learning how make their way in the community. Often an individual in this sort of situation simply needs to be taught how to use the bank, laundry-mat, or public transportation. During an evaluation period, The Zeilbeck Group will work with the individuals receiving services and their team to generate goals that perfectly fit the dreams and aspirations of those that we serve.
In addition to teaching social skills and basic community navigation we also offer many opportunities for volunteer work. In partnership with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, The IU Medical Center and the local Parks and Recreation departments we provide an almost endless list of community based activities. If you have any questions about our Community Habilitation Program please feel free to contact us.
You are more than welcome to call and schedule a meeting with our intake team to discuss the details of our services. Our CEO has been in the field for over 15 years and is very familiar with the perks and pitfalls of Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.