THE CARE WE PROVIDE
PRDC is a place to live for life – somewhere to call home. We provide residential care for those with severe mental and physical disabilities. With residents ranging in age from five to fifty-five, many have been with us from childhood into adulthood. Our goal at PRDC is to establish individualized programs for each resident that will grow with them, year-by-year allowing them increased functional capabilities and independence.
PRDC offers a team approach to residential care. With a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, and dietician as consultants, we are able to monitor the full progress of each resident. This team of professionals regularly sits down with nursing and administrative staff to develop comprehensive treatment and prevention plans which suit the needs of the individual. Everything is accessed, including independent living skills, communication skills, psychosocial functioning, cognitive skills, functional mobility, musculoskeletal alignment, gross and fine motor skills, nutritional needs, and general health. Goals are set for each resident and their progress is continually monitored by staff.
In their home environment, residents have 24-hour staff by their side. With each home containing only five to ten residents, the care received is personal and individualized. Our staff makes every effort to ensure that residents have the highest possible level of control in their day-to-day lives. Staff members encourage residents to communicate their needs and desires. For example, with some assistance, residents can choose their leisure activities, their snacks, and pick out their clothes for the day. Staff also accompanies residents on outings, whether to a doctor’s appointment, a shopping trip, or a community event. They are there every step of the way.
One of our goals at PRDC is for residents to be involved in their community, so that they can participate in an active social life and feel a part of a bigger group. School-age children attend public classrooms where they are able to interact with other students. Weekly water therapy sessions are attended at the local YMCA. Residents annually participate in the Special Olympics. Group and individual outings are made to church, movie theatres, parks, restaurants, shopping centers, community concerts and to participate in arts and crafts and local culture. In addition, some residents take on individual social commitments, ranging from Boy and Girl Scouts to cheerleading to membership in the Civitans Club.
At PRDC, our doors are always open to family. Not only do parents and guardians maintain total control, but they are encouraged to stay involved in the lives of their child as much as possible. As a parent or guardian, you have the right to choose your child’s doctor and dentist and are encouraged to attend appointments. You are invited to your child’s plan of care meetings; you approve every treatment plan; your voice is always heard. Visiting hours are 24/7, and for more personal quality time, you are always more than welcome to pick your child up for home visits or a leisurely outing.
PRDC accepts severely physically and mentally disabled children and adults from Cabarrus and surrounding counties, including Rowan, Union, Iredell, Davie, and Stanly. We are funded through Medicaid reimbursement, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, grants, and business and private donations. For more information or to apply for placement for your child, please contact us at 704.788.2304.
- 5300 Hwy. 200
Concord, NC 28025
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Mt. Pleasant, NC 28124
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Concord, NC 28025
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Kannapolis, NC 28081