DakotAbilities has many different residential options throughout the city of Sioux Falls. Living options include residential homes, a residential home with 24-hour nursing services, apartment living, and in-home care. Services offered at residential locations include training and assistance with activities of daily living tasks, independent living skills, community participation, activity planning and medical services. Support is provided to each person at the level they need and choose, focusing on empowering each person to be as independent as possible, while making choices in all areas of their lives. Each day we work to uphold our mission: "working together, we create opportunities and meaningful lives for people with disabilities".
Residential homes are located all throughout Sioux Falls in 15 different locations. Some homes have staff at the home 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Other homes have staff available at all times with the exception of day hours during the week, when people are typically at work, school, or day services. Each home is different, offering different features, size and comforts. Number of people living in each home varies from 2 people to 10 people.
Residential Home with 24-hour nursing
DakotAbilities has one residential home that has a nurse in the home at all times. This allows for people with challenging medical needs to live in the community and still receive care from a licensed nurse. All services offered at other residential homes are also offered at this location.
Apartment living requires some level of independence, and services are individualized for each person. Our supervised apartment settings have staff on-site and available by pager. Apartment settings available include both one bedroom and two bedroom apartments.
In-Home Care/Supported Living
In-Home care is provided for people that own or rent their own homes. A great amount of independence is required for this type of residential service. Assistance is provided at designated times throughout the day and staff are located off-site except during scheduled times.