Man at Lifetime Assistance

The Plan

What We Must Do

Updating Lifetime Assistance facilities will support diverse needs and disabilities -- improving the quality of activities, use of technology and safety.

We must update our facilities to:

  • Support people with diverse needs and disabilities
  • Provide inclusionary activities, independent growth and learning.
  • Accommodate technology and adaptive equipment to enhance mobility and promote independence, dignity, and inclusion and help people reach their highest level of potential and quality of life.
  • Ensure basic safety, enlarge bathrooms, widen hallways and doorways, expand service areas and mobility and accessibility improvements.

For the elderly and those with dementia

  • Large space for wheelchairs/walkers and other adaptive equipment such as lift systems, changing tables and automatic doors
  • For the individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s, large walking areas, indoor outdoor courtyards, locked doors and open spaces
  • Interior enhancements with photos, posters and prints evoking memories and special times
  • Open home-like living areas within the building with living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms
  • A quiet calm environment allowing for more natural light and glare-free lighting
  • Assistive technology that maintains and improves people’s capabilities

For medically frail young adults with high physical needs

For this growing group, there are fewer options available. Just a few years ago, without medical advances, these individuals most likely wouldn’t have survived. For these people, we need:

  • Large space for wheelchairs/walkers and other adaptive equipment such as lift systems, changing tables and automatic doors
  • Assistive technologies such as iPads, tablets, TouchStream technology
  • Activities and opportunities provided in-house since this group is not often likely to leave the building
  • High technology-based services and supports, i.e. iPads, tablets, TouchStream technology, etc.

For people on the autism spectrum

One of the fastest growing groups of people we serve:

  • Several smaller areas
  • Sensory areas – outdoors and indoors
  • Sample home areas built into the building for working on activities of daily living
  • Gym/physical activity space
  • Assistive technology
  • High technology-based services and supports, i.e. iPads, tablets, TouchStream technology, etc.

Read about Bill

Bill is a leader as well as a respected team player at Weiland Road Day Center. Lifetime wants to help Bill reach his maximum potential as he lives with cerebral palsy. He can be independent thanks to an electric wheelchair he drives himself. But navigating narrow halls and doorways is challenging. Building renovations will make it easier for Bill to maneuver and participate in more activities. ā€œIā€™m looking forward to more space so I can join in more.ā€

Read more about Bill’s story>