For some disabled adults, living in group homes provides independence with support. Caregivers living or working at in these homes provide a range of services, from assistance with medication, to help with decision-making or applying for jobs. Residents usually live communally, sharing activities and meals and providing a built-in social circle. However, this will depend on the nature of a person's disability, whether they be mentally disabled, have different physical requirements or whatever the individual case may be. Whatever the dog breed, it is important to know that their breeds need to also be met. For this reason, dogs can be wonderful companion animals for people with.
The Senior Companion Program began in and pairs seniors 55 years and older with adults with developmental disabilities. The seniors volunteer as companions and role models, spending as much as 40 hours a week helping people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. Ultimate Life Companions teach adults with developmental disabilities social skills through modeling and natural experiences as well as provide transportation for participants to social/recreational events. All outings are during evening and weekend hours. Mileage reimbursement is provided.