In response to a growing need in the community, our internal nursing team had begun supporting individuals who reside with some of our partner agencies who have developmental disabilities as well as increasing medical needs. As we are one of a small group of developmental service agency that employs a “hands on nurses”, our services have been in high demand over the past few years. As a result of increasing demand, we were able to hire a registered nurse full-time to take on the position of direct support nurse and help meet the increasing medical needs of residents living in the Ottawa area so that they can remain in their homes. As our residents continue to age, we envision that direct support nursing services will be in even greater demand.
This program is considered a Fee for Service program and is funded directly by the partner agencies on behalf of their residents.