In 1979, Clarity Care recognized a client need that was not being met. There were men and women living in our 24-hour care facilities who did not need that level of supervision. However, they were not self-sufficient enough physically or emotionally to live alone. They needed a place to call home that fit their unique lifestyle and level of independence.
From this consumer need, Clarity Care developed its Apartment Living Program (ALP). Since its beginning, the ALP has helped more than 100 consumers in their own home, apartment setting, or anywhere that they are living where they might benefit from these services. We will consider expanding these services into any community where there is a consumer with a need. Clients of the ALP require:
ALP consumers may choose to take advantage of as many services outlined above as they wish. All services are billed to consumers by Clarity Care at an hourly rate that varies by service. Clarity Care encourages ALP consumers, their family members/guardians or their case managers to make the decision regarding what types and levels of support are needed.
Clarity Care’s ALP not only provides basic living services to its consumers, but also strives to learn about them on a personal level. We ask our consumers to picture their ideal life, and then help them to accomplish those goals while living with assistance from ALP.
Goals successfully reached by past consumers include home ownership, applying for marriage licenses, applying for driver’s licenses, name changes and developing parenting skills. We believe that anything is possible for our consumers and do everything we can to help them succeed.
The ALP offers its residents another benefit beyond that of routine care and support. Over the years, a sense of community has developed among ALP consumers. Bonds form between neighbors and opportunities for socialization and camaraderie are abound. From a monthly cooking club to a friendly afternoon conversation, ALP promotes being part of a community and reaping its benefits without having to live in a group setting.