KRRC provides In-Centre Client Care to over 170 adults, and to over 40 clients living in the Community. A range of Lifestyles programs are available for both In-Centre clients and Community clients.
Supporting Our Clients
At Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, we support dignity and equality for all and are committed to a compassionate approach that acknowledges everyone’s individual strengths and potential. We promote meaningful engagement, while recognizing personal choice and the importance of supported decision making.
Each program is diverse and supports the unique needs of clients living with cognitive and physical disabilities, chronic mental illness, acquired brain injury, or a combination of diagnoses. Care programs continue to promote independence, choice and supported decision–making.
Learning & Technology Centre (LTC)
The Learning and Technology Centre (LTC) offers several unique services direct to KRRC clients.
LTC Lab – An adapted supervised and supported computer lab where clients can go to access the Internet, explore their personal interests, connect with family and friends, watch videos and movies, and try different computer programs.
Learning Centre – A classroom setting offering academic opportunities for clients to improve their literacy, numeracy, and life skills. A qualified teacher and support staff develop programs for clients based on learning assessments and their expressed interests and goals.
Assistive Technology Support – Experienced staff:
- Support clients with their personal devices (e.g., iPads, tablets).
- Recommend tools that will benefit clients based on their individual needs.
Resource Development – A qualified staff person supports client programming through the modification and adaptation of learning materials and provides multi-media supports including daily schedules, cafeteria menus, social stories, communication cards, etc.
Recreation, Leisure & Vocation
The Lifestyles Department optimizes client’s health and well being by facilitating choice of a wide variety of recreation and leisure opportunities. These activities focus on all aspects of health – bowling, movie nights, church service, sing-a-long’s, cooking groups, and bingo are just a few of the client chosen interests available. During the holidays, special visits from Santa, the Easter Bunny, dances and celebrations are always enjoyed by all.
Vocational training opportunities are a large component of the department, where clients have the opportunity to participate in meaningful skill development. Shredding files, folding and completing tasks in the in-centre laundry, volunteering at the SPCA, packaging disposable cutlery packets, filling the vending machine, participating in community work through contracts with local businesses, are just a few of the opportunities.
Clients may benefit from a positive training experience by means of increased dexterity, reduction of behaviours of concern, creativity, patience and enhanced social skills.