Behavioral Health Model CLA

KenCrest Adult Behavioral Health Community Living Home

KenCrest offers non-transitional, adult behavioral health community living homes and supports for all individuals with a diagnosis of intellectual disability with additional mental or behavioral health diagnoses. Options are available immediately for those who qualify in the state of PA.  All single occupant homes are located in safe, centrally located communities that can be either city, suburban of rurally based.

Highly Customized Homes

All KenCrest adult behavioral health community living homes can be configured to be as customized as required to serve any individual with higher behavioral intensity. Each home is physically configured according to individual needs and can include features such as a customized sensory room or other features as requested.

An Independent Living Decision

Living in the community, in one of KenCrest’s adult behavioral health community living homes, is not a placement but a choice made by each resident based on their individual set of preferences, personalities, goals and needs. KenCrest, in partnership with other team members, such as the supports coordinator as well as family members, is available to assist each individual in making their decision to live in an adult community living home.

Various Locations

KenCrest has many areas with established options for community living and is continually, thoughtfully adding to those choices with locations in the suburbs, city and rural areas. A home can be single family home, townhouse or apartment, either rented, family owned or KenCrest owned.

Healthy, Safe and Hazard Free

A primary focus of KenCrest is ensuring each home is safe, clean and hazard free. All KenCrest homes are licensed and fully comply with, and in most cases exceed the requirements set forth by state guidelines.

All KenCrest adult behavioral health community living homes are located in safe communities and are accessible and equipped with proper accesses, lighting, etc.

Learn more regarding the PA standards for adult community living homes (CLA’s).

Highly Specialized Team Approach to Excellence

A team approach to delivering services at KenCrest is designed to ensure the smoothest, safest operation of each residence and to best way support each individual in the pursuit of their everyday life.

Each community living support team consists of a multidisciplinary team of degreed and highly trained professionals to meet the required individualized ratio.

Comprehensive Home-based Supports

Community living for adults with intellectual disabilitiesThe services provided in each home are as varied as the individuals residing in them. Typical support is on a 2 to 1 basis. An array of services and supports within the homes are offered or provided based on the needs of each individual, residing at each location. Available supports at each home include but are not limited to;

  • Daily, intensive behavioral supports (per BSP/ISP/ABA and others)
  • Transportation (for appointments, social activities, work or volunteer needs)
  • Coordination services (social outings, work, volunteering, shopping, medical/dental appointments, pharmacy)
  • Daily living support services (cooking, self-care, home care, gardening)
  • Budget/Coordination of financial needs
  • 24/7 supervision (varies)
  • Nursing support (on call)

Person-Centered Planning and a Meaningful Life

Each individual who has an Individual Support Plan (ISP), Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Habilitation Plan (IHP) or Individual Program Plan (IPP) will have a plan that is an example of a person centered plan.

Person centered plans focus on each person, their individuality, interests, goals, and what they do well rather than focusing on their needs alone. Person centered plans;

  • Create a vision for each person’s future
  • Focus on what’s important to each person, goals and dreams and how to communicate that
  • Give freedom to decide and to change your decision
  • Let and individual decide how their life looks
  • Encourage a person to try new things, acquire new skills
  • Allow a choice in who provides support and how that support looks
  • Let individuals decide with whom they live and share their life with
  • Defines how a person is treated/related to

At KenCrest we not only support Person-Centered planning but make it a priority through our in-house program Meaningful Life. This program seeks to identify and develop programming that increases an individual’s quality of life based on their unique desires, preferences and goals.

Cost, Availability & Enrollment

All costs for room, board, etc. as well as funding sources will be identified during the intake process. KenCrest will be part of a team working through the various financial aspects of the Community Living home arrangement.

Service providers as well families can directly contact KenCrest to begin the intake process in the State of Pennsylvania at AdultResidentialPA@kencrest.org

Resources

KenCrest’s Meaningful Life

KenCrest’s Meaningful Life initiative supports the guidelines offered in the Everyday Lives: Values in Action guide and principles provided in Charting the LifeCourse Framework.

Contact Information

Adult Residential Supports

In the state of PA please contact us at AdultResidentialPA@kencrest.org or 610-825-9360

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KenCrest Headquarters:

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KenCrest Corporate Offices
960A Harvest Drive, Suite 100
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 610-825-9360 Fax: 610-825-4127

Service Locations:

  • Pennsylvania Counties
    • Berks
    • Bucks
    • Chester
    • Delaware
    • Lancaster
    • Montgomery
    • Philadelphia
  • Delaware Counties
    • Kent
    • New Castle
    • Sussex
  • Connecticut Counties
    • Fairfield
    • New Haven