ACTION stands for Adult Center Toward Independent Occupational Needs.
In the Life Skills area of ACTION, clients are first given a comprehensive assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses in order to develop an Individual Program Plan (IPP) to assist each individual in gaining greater independence in all areas of daily living.
The IPP encompasses several different areas & each plays an integral role in the overall success of the plan. These areas include but are not limited to:
- Self-Care-hygiene, first aide, emergency response
- Cooking-nutrition, grocery shopping, meal preparation
- Household Management-household cleaning, laundry, money management
- Recreation/Leisure-personal fitness, computer skills, arts and crafts, puzzles, table games, etc.
In addition to a variety of skill sets, clients are also exposed to the aspect of Social Development which prepares the clients to be successful in the community in areas such as Interpersonal Relationships, Civic Awareness, Environmental Awareness and Job Survival Skills.
Transportation and meals are provided to clients and a team of trained professionals work one-on-one with each individual to ensure they are progressing through their Individual Program Plan. A RN is also on staff to administer medications and provide medical procedures such as G-tube feedings, Catheterizing and First Aid.