Lifehouse operates four intermediate care homes in Novato and San Rafael funded through Medi-Cal. Each of these homes provides support for six individuals with more severe developmental disabilities. Residents receive 24-hour care from trained staff with a ratio of two or three residents to each staff person with one overnight staff person who checks everyone regularly.
Each resident is served by a team of professionals, pills including a registered nurse, recipe physician, behavior specialist, dietician and regional center counselor. The individual and family members are also part of the team. The team designs an Individual Service Plan (ISP) for each person based on specific needs. This tailored plan consists of goals and objectives to teach each person important skills in hygiene, habit training, safety, community awareness, communication, social skills and other targeted areas.
During the day, residents go out to day programs, which have a focus on education, self care, recreation and vocational activities. Lifehouse also provides many opportunities to be active participants in the community with assistance in shopping, going to the movies, bowling, working and any other activities that interest the residents.