UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Formerly known as Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida, Inc.
402 South Francisco Street
(P.O. Box 185)
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Our mission is to provide people with disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community.
- Adult Day Training (Life Skills Development Level 3)
- In-Home Support Services (Personal Supports)
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
- Supported Living Coaching
All applicants, regardless of age, are assessed to determine how UCP Clewiston can support them to meet their needs and fulfill their dreams.
Our programs are licensed through Agency for Persons with Disabilities. (APD)
Adult day training services are intended to support participation of individuals in their daily routines in the community, offering both mental and social stimulation to participants. Training activities are individualized and designed to engage the individual while allowing participants to interact with their peers on a daily basis. In addition, participants may learn how to do contract work, be part of a mobile work crew, or work in an enclave doing various jobs while improving their employment skills.
In many instances, the availability of day training allows the individual to remain at home and avoid the possibility of admission to a long-term care program.
Day training offered by United Cerebral Palsy includes activities such as:
- Daily living skills, including money management
- Behavioral and social skills
- Health, safety and fitness
- Computer skills
- Work readiness
UCP can provide transportation to the individuals who attend our Adult Day Training programs.
UCP primarily uses vans for transporting individuals; many of these vans are adapted for individuals in wheelchairs or who require other types of assistance
In-Home Support services provide assistance to an individual in his/her own home so he/she may live as independently as possible. The support provides companionship, personal care and activities of daily living that may be necessary to maintain the individual in supported living.
Some of the In-Home Support activities may include:
- Grocery shopping
This service may also often be referred to as Adult Companionship Training. Specific personal care activities, companionship, or specific designated training is provided for a limited of time on a pre-determined scheduled, usually 2 or 3 hours a day, in the individual’s home or the individual’s family’s home. (The individual may not reside in a residential group home.)
Respite care is designed to allow families to take a break from the daily care giving of their loved one. Respite is considered temporary, short-term assistance. Research has shown when respite or short-term care for an individual with intellectual or other impairments is provided by persons other than their usual caregivers, the individual is able to stay in their home longer, without the need for placement in some type of residential program. Respite care allows a family to take a break from care giving to attend to other needs, travel, or care for another family member who is ill.
Since families do not have the same needs, United Cerebral Palsy’s respite support is always geared to the requirements of each family. In those instances where family needs do not match with existing services, supports will be developed to give the family access to the type of care it requires.
Supported living coaching provides training and assistance in a variety of activities to support individuals who live in their own homes or apartments. Supported living coaching helps provide the supports for the individual to establish, live in, and maintain a household in the community.
UCP Clewiston staff strives to foster nurturing relationships for individuals, maintain full membership in the community, and work toward the individual’s long-range personal goals.
Some of the Supported Living supports offered by UCP Clewiston include:
- Providing assistance with selecting and moving into a home
- Choosing support personal and housemates
- Acquiring household furnishings
- Assisting with common daily living activities and emergencies
- Helping with life skills
- Becoming a participating member in community life
- Managing personal financial affairs