Daycare Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers – 21+
Manager: Vered Krasenti
The Therapeutic Day Care Centers operated by Chimes Israel aim to provide people with special needs with moderate to severe developmental disabilities opportunities to improve their quality of life, help them reach their personal potential, gain independence and enhance their participation in the community. The main goals of the Therapeutic Day Care Centers include:
- Improvement and maintenance of the clients’ individual skills, while providing them with personalized solutions to their specific needs.
- Realization of clients' maximum personal potential for an independent daily life.
- Enable people with low to severe developmental and intellectual disabilities, including those who require nursing care, to continue to live in the community and in family environments.
Individuals in our centers have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, chronic diseases and some require regular nursing care. Many clients are wheelchair dependent, have acute speech and language disabilities and rely on augmentative and alternative communication assistive technology and aids. In addition, some clients have various genetic syndromes such as Rhett Syndrome, Down syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, C.P., and more.
An individual habilitation program is designed for each client in consultation with the clients themselves, their family or guardian, their social worker and others who have a direct connection with the client. The programs include attainable goals and yearly targets which are translated into action with daily, personal, structured programs for each client in accordance with his needs and desires.
The Centers offers a variety of rehabilitative and therapeutic services including paramedical treatments such as therapeutic gardening, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, movement therapy, and sport therapy – all in accordance with each client's individual habilitation plan with the goal to advance each client towards maximum participation according to his/her needs and capabilities. All of the treatments are administered by a devoted professional staff of therapists, nursing care specialists, counselors, and various activity facilitators. The clients also enjoy leisure, enrichment and social activities. A specific emphasis is placed on engaging the clients with the community and suitable activities are conducted accordingly.
The Centers operate 6 days a week, from 7:15am to 4:45pm, and the clients attend the facility year round.