Uplands Place is a CARF accredited 2 bed program that supports higher functioning children and teens with severe behavioural issues. The program focuses on life-skills, recreation, community integration, and works closely with schools and other agencies to ensure continuity in care with regards to case management.
CARF accredited one bed staffed resource for young woman with severe autism and extreme behaviours. The program focuses on community inclusion, life-skills development and self-management for one individual living in the home. The staff are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the on-going goal of community integration. The staffing team are highly skilled in crisis management and have as their main focus self-management for the young lady in the program.
Oceanside Place is a licensed CARF accredited 5 bed residential program, serving five children full time. Established in 2002, this program was constructed for Carmichael Enterprises "from blue-print to building block", always bearing in mind the needs of the persons being served. Oceanside place has always been open to serving individuals from a wide array of backgrounds with a wide array of needs. It has been with this inclusive and culturally competent philosophy that the program has become well known for its work with children with Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, and those with developmental delays. The staff bring with them their unique experience and knowledge, so that our service population is assured the highest quality of care. With backgrounds in: nursing; child and youth care; psychology; early childhood education; and counseling, all programs and therapeutic approaches remain current and holistic. To that end, persons served receive plans of care that are developmentally appropriate and tailored to their specific needs. Barriers to communication, learning, and behavioural challenges are overcome by giving persons served many ways to express their needs. Picture Exchange Communication, the use of communication devices, and the SIVA Wise approach are just a few examples of how programs are designed and implemented with the individual in mind. When needed Oceanside staff branch out into the community to enlist the help of Occupational Therapists, Behavioural Interventionists, and Speech Pathologists, in order to secure for the persons served every opportunity to realize efficacy and celebrate success. Carmichael Enterprises staff prides themselves on the work they do and the persons they serve. Oceanside Place continues to be a cornerstone in the special needs community for providing care that is dignified, compassionate, and professional.
Hammond Place is a licensed CARF accredited 5 bed residential program which was established in 1998. Hammond Place currently provides placements to young adults over the age of 19.Hammond Place has provided placements to a wide variety of individuals over the years and currently supports individuals with Autism, medically fragile clients, and clients with high behavioural needs.Hammond Place offers a variety of life-skills programs and the staffing team is highly skilled and passionate about supporting people with disabilities. Community integration is at the forefront of the program’s focus and the team has been highly successful in removing any potential barriers to service for the clients.
Wellington Place is a licensed CARF accredited 4 bed residential program providing placements for children and youth, Children and youth placed within the home tend to be of high behavioural and emotional needs, Neurological impairments, FASD, Tourette's, and Autism. The program at Wellington Place has been designed to assist persons served in developing social skills, life-skills, and pursuing their education in order to promote independent living. Those with interest in learning more about their cultural heritage i.e. First Nations youth are encouraged to attend events in the community and to seek information from staff or others who share their heritage. A continued focus in our home is to encourage individuals to gain the skills and the confidence necessary to live within the community as independently as possible given their particular abilities.
Creekside Place is a CARF accredited adult resource with staffed component in main area, and 2 supported living suites providing placements to 5 adults. Creekside Place is on a secluded 3 acre property in South Nanaimo. Creekside provides a quiet and private location which was selected to meet the needs of a specific service population. Known province wide for supporting individuals with high behavioural needs, Creekside's team has often been called upon for Crisis Response in and around the central Vancouver Island area. The staff are highly skilled and have extensive experience supporting individuals with extreme behavioural needs. Creekside has often been utilized to stabilize individuals in crisis so that they may return home or to their community placements. This program also has as its focus programs based on choice, preference and skill development applicable to each individual receiving those services.
Randi’s Place is a CARF accredited one bed staffed resource for a young adult with a day program and life-skills development included. This program focuses on community inclusion, life-skills development and self-management for one individual living in the home. The staff are dedicated to promoting independence for this young woman and self-management.
Shamrock Home is a Home-Share model for a young adult with outreach staffing to support with life-skills development. This program provides opportunity for self-direction, independence, and increased community involvement. The service component primarily focuses on guidance and choice and provides the individual various ways to express themselves in pro-social fashions.
Community Based Outreach Program
Community based outreach services for individuals that live independently. This program is quite unique as it provides services in the most non-intrusive and innovative ways possible. The team has very flexible and creative schedules to support individuals that have been deemed as “Staff Resistant” and extremely difficult to manage. The team is available 7 days a week and support individuals with appointments, court appearances, accommodation, as well as life-skills and community activities.
Harbourview is a CARF accredited one bed home providing residential placement for a young adult with severe Autism in the Comox area. This program utilizes a residential care-aide approach which involves at times staff members staying at the home for 24 hrs. Staff are required to possess skills in personal care as well as have experience supporting persons with medical needs. The staff team within the home are highly skilled and focus on providing a therapeutic environment for the young man which provides true quality of life.
Matt and Dan's Place
Matt and Dan’s is a CARF accredited 2 bed adult resource which supports 2 higher functioning young men with severe mental illness who also happen to be brothers. This program as well may utilize the residential care-aide approach wherein staff members may work a 24 hr. live-in type of shift. This program focuses on community integration, living skills, and provides a wide array of activities for the brothers to engage in.
Buckley house is a CARF accredited dual resource that provides residential support in the upstairs and downstairs areas of the home. The home is situated on a large ocean view lot in beautiful Buckley Bay. The upper level currently has a program for a young adult who has transitioned into adult services and focuses on independent living, community mobility, and general life-skills. The lower level of the home at present is a 1 bed program providing one to one support for a young adult with autism.