DROP-IN RESPITE, RESPITE HOUSE, DAY RESPITE CARE, SHORT TERM RESPITE CARE (LESS THAN 48 H), WEEKEND RESPITE CARE, LONG TERM RESPITE CARE (MORE THAN 48 H)
Types of Disabilities: Auditory deficiency, Mental disability, Physical disability, Sensory impairment, Visual impairment, Plurihandicap, Polyhandicap, Global development delay, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Other
Age: 0-65 years
Availabilities: Places available
Description of Services Offered:
La Maison Clémentine is an organization established in April 1997 thanks to the initiative of l'Association de parents d'enfant trisomique de Lanaudière (APETL). By means of a donation from the Club Richelieu de Joliette, the house was purchased and arranged with pride.
Our goal is to offer a chance to the individual dealing with an intellectual disability and/or physical deficiency of experiencing community life and letting their family enjoy significant periods of rest. Those respites allow reassurance and spare the families physical and emotional exhaustion. It also gives the handicapped person the opportunity of staying in his natural living environment as long as possible.
The resource welcomes people with light to heavy restrictions in a homelike, energetic, adapted and safe atmosphere.
The basic care is the administration of medication and complete hygiene care. When someone requires specific care such as feeding tubes, a follow-up on severe epilepsy, insulin injection with an insulin pen, severe allergy procedure, etc., those needs must be evaluated and approved by the executive board. The treatments are provided by our caregiving staff in accordance with the norms stipulated by Law 90.
There are 4 types of categories for the type of care to consider:
The regular caregiving ratio is one caregiver for 3 or 4 users belonging to categories A, B and C. It must not include 2 users from the category C.
The caregiving ratio for the category D is one caregiver for 2 users. It must not include 2 users from the same category.
The caregiving ratio for the category 1x1 is one caregiver that continuously looks after the user during his stay, except during nighttime.
A sensorial room is available to our staff so as to offer proximity care to the user. This care aims to provide well-being, enjoyment and fulfilment; it must not be used for therapeutic purposes.
The room contains a ball pool, a water wall, ambient lights, an adapted swing, devices for musical awakening and various tools for stimulation.
A section may be reserved to our users living with traumatic brain injury or light physical limitations; the person must also be considerably autonomous.
This section is presented as a supervised apartment that allows moments of respite or short-term supervision. It is equipped with a living room (kitchenette, lounge), a bathroom with adapted shower and a bedroom. To use this service, some requirements need to be verified and the person must be able to move autonomously.
Even though the person may be autonomous to a certain extent, the staff is in charge of managing and handing out meals and medication.
The locations are completely adapted and safe. The rooms are furnished with hospital-type adapted beds, movable patient lifts (2), a bathroom equipped with a patient lift on rails connected to the ceiling and an elevator to access the upper floor.
Do you know why La Corporation Répit-Dépannage de Lanaudière chose the name "La Maison Clémentine"?
During its foundation in April 1997, l'Association de parents d'enfant trisomique 21 de Lanaudière acquired the building located at 159 Lajoie Street in Joliette, whose owner was Ms. Clémentine Martin. Ms. Clémentine Martin was known in her area for her numerous involvements in her community and she had wished that her property would contribute to the well-being of the Lanaudière community.
In this way, in honour of this great lady, La Corporation Répit-Dépannage de Lanaudière chose the name "La Maison Clémentine".
Since then, the resource has significantly evolved close to families dealing with intellectual disability and physical deficiency. La Maison Clémentine is an outstanding living space and a vital resource for many.
La Maison Clémentine has been a pioneer with its commitments throughout the years. The variety of services and the extent of availability for short-term or long-term stays to satisfy our multiple users allow the resource to distinguish itself as a comprehensive service, unique in the region of Lanaudière.
Our team include a group of caregivers that guarantee the accompanying, the entertainment and the care to our users. Coordination also contributes to the proper functioning, in collaboration with the administration. The caregivers operate with finesse and keenness in order to generate smiles and happiness.
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