Nelson CARES Society’s vision is for a community that is healthy, inclusive and caring for all its citizens. A community where respect for everyone is an ordinary, and everyday occurrence.
For more than 30 years, Nelson CARES Society’s Residential Services for Community Living has put that vision into daily practice.
Residential Services for Community Living (SCL) provides support for people with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs to live fully in the community. Through SCL, Nelson CARES Society provides individual support and assistance for adults in four homes in Nelson.
Residents are referred to SCL from Community Living BC. With more than 35 Community Support Workers and Care Aids, SCL focuses on person-centered support for all our residents.
SCL staff provides support with meals, mobility, and personal care. Through personal service plans, we support residents to be active and engaged in their communities, and to pursue their interests and hobbies.
We have many experienced, long-term staff whose dedication and familiarity with the clients continue to be a tremendous asset. Some of our residents have been with SCL for decades and are supported to “age in place”. Through close personal relationships built over many years, our team members have developed excellent support and care practices for residents.
With one home owned by Nelson CARES Society and three by BC Housing, SCL’s licensed facilities are regulated by the Community Care and Assisted Living Act. Staff are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees BC. Our Society is accredited by CARF International.