Residential Community Homes for Adults

Philadelphia, PA

Barber National Institute provides structured residential living opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral health needs.

Barber National Institute operates 36 community group homes in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding areas. 

Barber National Insitute provides a nurturing, safe, family-like structured environment in residental community homes to meet the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and behavioral health needs. Individuals are provided with 24-hour a day care by a direct support professional who assist in developing a person-centered program designed on each person’s preferences, needs, and goals. 

Since opening our first residential community homes in 1990 in Philadelphia, Barber National Institute has been a trusted and relied upon partner in caring for your loved one.

Using a person-centered approach, each adult participates in the development of his or her own personal plan for services and receives the guidance and support of our qualified direct suppor professionals. Our individuals are encouraged and supported to live an active and fulfilling life, exploring new and interesting activities of their choice. Individualized plans are based on the needs, wants, goals and aspirations unique to each person.

Residential community homes are designed to provide a secure and comfortable environment where residents can thrive, balancing independence with the right level of support and care for each person. We ensure that all homes have skilled and dedicated staff who can respond to medical and behavioral needs while facilitating every individuals's uniqe choice and preferences.

The individual is surrounded by a support team that includes the direct service of professionals, nurses, behavior therapists, supervisors, administrative staff and a Primary Care Physician who coordinates any other services the person may need. Our program offers a twenty-four-hour on-call system for supervisor, administrative and nursing services to ensure that individuals, employees, and families can be supported when the need arises.

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Community Home Features

Each residential community home is unique and situated within friendly community neighborhoods. Barber National Institute homes are created with a family setting in mind and feature items such as:

  • Personalized bedrooms
  • Spacious rooms
  • Communal and private areas of group home
  • Comfortable furniture
  • Outdoor Space
  • Family-type living
Adult Group Homes - Resident Development

Resident Development

In homes, each resident is encouraged to develop to his/her fullest potential and to maintain as much independence as possible. Family involvement and healthy relationships are a priority with our residents at  Barber National Institute. To that end, the following areas are substantial focus points:

  • Active treatment
  • Activities of choice
  • Healthy eating
  • Community access
  • Structured activities
  • Life skills development
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Establishing goals and objectives
  • Reaching milestones
  • Financial management
Adult Residential Services - Personalized Service and Continuity of Care

Personalized Service and Continuity of Care

Each resident receives personalized service to ensure the highest level of quality through continuity of care. To maintain quality, special attention is given to the following areas:

  • Person-centered planning
  • Programmatic case management
  • Management of daily activities
  • 24/7 on-call support
  • Nursing case management
  • Behavioral supports
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments; daily activities
  • Ongoing staff supervision
  • Representative payee services