Allied Services offers one of the most comprehensive residential systems in Pennsylvania. Through its Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID), Allied addresses the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and assists them in reaching their fullest potential.
The Developmental Services Division clinical and management staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every program. Each Interdisciplinary Team is comprised of members with over 20 years experience at Allied Services in the field of developmental disabilities. Our administration team represents more than one hundred years of designing, developing and managing programs for individuals with significant mental and physical disabilities.
Intermediate care offers an alternative to institutional living and provides the assistance needed when family care becomes too difficult. All individuals receive the benefit of the Interdisciplinary Team process headed by a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) who is responsible to integrate, coordinate and monitor each client’s active treatment program. Along with the individual, members of the team include medical, dietary, psychology, day rehabilitation, recreation, residential, social services, and family.
All individuals receive continuous medical care provided by a Medical Director, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. Individuals receive prompt treatment for acute and chronic health conditions and services indicated by his/her health status. Medical services are provided as necessary to maintain an optimal level of health for each individual.
All direct care staff receive classroom and on-the-job training to best equip them to work with our individuals. Training includes, but is not limited to, Client Rights and Liberties and Management of Abuse, the IDT process, health services including signs and symptoms of illness, dietary requirements and special concerns, Positive Approaches and Everyday Lives, communication, behavioral support plans, fire safety, and CPR.
All Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities provide continuous qualified supervision and medical care, ongoing psychological and social services and active treatment. All residential programs embrace the principles of Positive Approaches. Its purpose is to support people to grow and develop, to make their own decisions, to achieve their personal goals, to develop relationships and to enjoy life as fully participating members of the community.
Allied Services Facilities, funded through Pennsylvania Medical Assistance, provide residential and day programming services to individuals age 18 and over who meet applicable admission criteria. Referrals are reviewed by an admissions committee and interviews are conducted on an ongoing basis.
Allied Services provides its ICF/ID services at several locations throughout Lackawanna County. QIDPs supervise an interdisciplinary team process where each individual receives active treatment based on assessments and training in all activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, transferring, grooming, maintaining a home, etc.).
William Warren Scranton Residence which opened in 1970, is located on the Morgan Highway Campus in Scranton, and is home to 42 individuals. This residence includes an 8-bed annex which provides additional living space in an apartment-like environment.
Dedicated in 1967 to provide residential treatment and support services to intellectually disabled children and adolescents, Lynett Village is located on the Morgan Highway Campus in Scranton. In 1980, it was licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Lynett Village consists of three residential units with 14 residents each.
Adult day care, senior day care and vocational training are provided for all ICF/ID residents according to their specific needs within Allied’s system and with other licensed program providers. Throughout such programs, our individuals work with highly qualified professionals in the areas of cognition, communication, socialization and vocational skills. A wide variety of recreational activities is also provided which is designed to meet each individual’s leisure needs and interests. All individuals receive the benefit of continuous active treatment, supervision, medical care and ongoing psychological and social services.
Our community-based ICFs opened in the mid to late 1980s and continue to provide active treatment services in the Scranton and Carbondale areas: