Residential Admissions Process – Adults
To be considered for Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre’s residential programs for adults, an individual must be assessed by the Services for Persons with Disabilities (SPD) Program which falls under the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services (DCS). The candidate must meet the criteria for one of the levels care which KRRC is licensed to offer. To find out if you or someone to whom you provide support is a potential candidate, contact your local Community Services office, and request to speak with the SPD Care Coordinator responsible for intake.
Eligible SPD clients who are referred to KRRC by DCS are reviewed by an internal Utilization Committee to determine potential suitability for one of the in-Centre units or community-based homes before being placed on the waitlist. When there is a vacancy, DCS decides, based on its priority ratings, in what order individuals on the waitlist should be considered. Members of KRRC’s multi-disciplinary team complete a more detailed assessment on each person to determine if there is a good fit between the individual and the unit or house. The number one concern is safety – the safety of the client being referred, and the safety of KRRC’s current clients and staff.
Any questions or concerns regarding a possible placement should be directed to the Department of Community Services. KRRC staff are unable to comment on the status of an individual’s referral until admission is confirmed by DCS. At that time, the client and/or family will receive the name(s) of a contact person at KRRC from whom they can request information, a tour, etc. The goal is to make the admission process as smooth as possible.
Residential Admission Process – Children and Youth (9 to 18 years of age)
To be considered for Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre’s child and youth residential Community Options program the child or youth must be in the permanent care of/or through agreement with the Minister of Community Services. Youth are referred to the program by the Department of Community Services’ Western Regional Placement Specialist, Children and Family Services. Any questions or concerns regarding a possible placement at KRRC should be directed to the Department of Community Services – Children and Family Services.