This Community Care Licensed (570317743), Adult Residential Facility (ARF) is home for 12 adults with developmental disabilities. Located in progressive and bustling city of Davis, this home has successfully operated from this site since 1993. With the help of HUD funding, this facility opened because of the success of the Woodland Summer House. Summer House Inc. chose to open it in Davis to meet the needs of people living in Davis who were looking for placement, so they could stay close to their family, friends, and community.

The purpose of the Davis Summer House is to provide 24-hour support and supervision to adults with developmental disabilities. We focus on the different needs, wants, and abilities of residents without defining people by their disabilities. Our primary focus areas are to support people with the development of daily living skills, independent decision-making, problem solving, and community involvement. We also provide assistance with self-help skills and behavior management.

Our staff are carefully chosen and well trained to provide high quality care and support to people who live in the home. We use various forms of communication and teaching to support people including the following: demonstration, verbal instruction and cues, visual prompts (charts, checklists and instructive picture tools), modeling, role-playing, teaching in natural environments, and hand over hand instruction.

In addition to a well-trained and enthusiastic staff, Summer House provides an accessible, safe, clean, comfortable home. All residents have the privacy of their own bedrooms and for many, private baths. Residents may have a private telephone in their rooms, which they pay privately for at low Life-Line rates, and individual cable TV connection, which Summer House pays. A common telephone and cable TV in a common area is provided. The residents consider Davis Summer House to be their home and, with staff support, they participate in the cleaning and maintenance of the home.

Summer House maintains a reliable van for the enjoyment and well-being of the residents. The resident’s help choose and plan weekend recreational activities which are posted monthly.

Summer House staff will help residents to connect with any community resources that they are interested in and will promote the residents’ well-being. These resources can include doctors, dentists, counselors, psychiatrists, speech therapists, adult education classes, exercise classes, recreation programs, transportation companies, and travel companies.

Summer House provides 3 well balanced meals per day and choices of snacks in between. The residents participate in the meal planning and preparation of meals, and typically eat breakfast and dinner together family style.

The Davis Adult Residential Facility is designed to be a transitional home for people who want to learn and practice their daily living skills in a supported environment before moving on to a more independent living environment. Davis Summer House provides a “transition” room designed to provide more experience to people interested in living more independently. This private room is set up to imitate what it would be like to live in their own apartment, while still having the support of the residential home. The Davis Summer House is also designed to be home for people for long-term placement, and many of our residents have lived in the home for over 10 years.

One other unique feature of the Davis home is a “respite room”. Through a referral from the regional center or private pay, individuals who are not residents of the home can stay for up to two weeks. For the consideration of the other people who live at the Davis home and our regulatory restrictions as a licensed facility, it is be important to note that there is a process that precedes a respite stay. It is also not intended to be a solution to a crisis situation. A Respite stay is a wonderful option for people who might be interested in living in the home but want a chance to see how they would like living in the Davis home. It’s also a great option for families who need a safe place for their family member with a developmental disability to spend time during a time when they can’t stay in their home alone, such as a vacation or hospital stay.

We are always happy to set up individual tours of the home or a dinner visit so that people can see how staff and residents work together in this unique environment. For more information about the services we provide in the Davis home please call the Program Manager at (530) 757-1294.

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