Sunbeam Community Living Services

Sunbeam Community Living Services serves individuals of all ages, having a variety of abilities and needs in our residential group homes, overnight respite programs, day program, recreation and wellness programs, and other therapeutic services and amenities.

The People We Serve

The people we serve have a wide variety of unique strengths and capabilities and require varying levels of support to enrich and enhance their quality of life. In addition to our commitment to serving individuals with developmental disabilities, Sunbeam also provides specialized programs for people who are living with complex needs that require medical and/or behavioural supports.

Community Living Services Leadership

Responsible for leading and collaborating with our front-line direct support professionals in providing the care and support needs of all person-served in our Community Living programs. Managers and Supervisors are also very involved with Person Centred Support Planning with our clients, their families, and our staff teams who are committed to enhancing the lives of the people we support

Group Homes – Community Supports, Medical Supports and/or Behavioural Supports

Photo of staff and Persons servedSunbeam provides 24/7 care and supports to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the persons served at our residential group homes. With homes across Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and St. Jacobs, each home is staffed with skilled and compassionate professionals, including direct support professionals, behavioural support professionals and/or registered nursing staff. Indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to achieve a comfortable, home-like environment, while at the same time incorporating appropriate functionality, accessibility and safety features. The availability of social and recreational activities, as well as community outings provides variety and choice to the people we serve. Activities and supports in homes are tailored to meet the interests and needs of each client.

Access to Sunbeam’s group homes is coordinated through Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (for children) or through Developmental Services Ontario Central West Region (for adults).

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Day Programs

Day Program photoSunbeam also offers an on-site Day Program at our Kingsway Drive location. The Sunbeam Community Outreach Day Program normally operates Monday through throughout the year (except holiday and summer shutdown periods.) Our focus is on developing daily living skills as well as sensory, leisure, social, and recreational skills, by offering a variety of activities, including community outings, volunteering, life skills, educational and learning opportunities, and special events.

Specialized Services at Kingsway Drive

Sunbeam operates both a Dental Clinic and Seating Clinic at our Kingsway Drive location. A consulting dentist and dental hygienist provide assessment, preventative, and restorative treatment to people we support in our care homes, and on a limited basis to people living with their families or other agencies in our community.

Sunbeam’s Seating Clinic provides assessment and prescription of wheelchair and other adaptive devices. These are based on a complex care assessment that is provided through our team. This is available to people who live in our residential programs, participate in our other programs and services, and on a limited basis, to community clientele.

Recreation and Wellness Programs

Sunbeam’s Recreation & Wellness Program enhances the quality of life of the people we support.

With a focus on recreation, socialization, inclusion and community, including both physical and emotional wellness, the Recreation & Wellness team provides fun and engaging programming at locations throughout the community.

To learn more, please visit the Recreation and Wellness page at:  https://sunbeamcommunity.ca/recreation-wellness-program/

Therapeutic Services and Amenities

We offer a wide range of fully-accessible recreational and sensory resources at our Kingsway Drive location. Please contact us for more information.

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Snoezelen Spa

Canada’s first, combines the effects of the Snoezelen Room, within the therapeutic context of a whirlpool/hot tub.

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Snoezelen Room

A multi-sensory environment built by community donors was Southwestern Ontario’s first, and provides sensory stimulation within a calm, relaxing setting.

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Therapeutic Pool

A 20 X 40 foot fully ‘stepped’ and ‘lift’ accessible pool is kept at a therapeutically warm temperature to promote muscle relaxation.

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LifeSkills Room

This room replicates an ‘apartment’ setting most suitable for training of the activities of daily living and is a primary day program environment for clients. This is a totally separate area from ‘The Apartment’ and ‘The Loft’ which are used for weekend respite support.

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Adventure Room

Our refurbished gym, is a large day program area well suited to small and large group activities. We have integrated A/V and projection equipment available for use.

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Classrooms

Our three versatile classrooms are integral for our Day Program, Passport Events & other activities.

Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic

Our Consulting Dentist and Hygienist provide routine and urgent dental care services for individuals from our Community Living Services programs as well as clients from the community.

Seating Clinic

Seating Clinic

Offering therapeutic assessments and services to support individuals with customized solution enabling comfort and ergonomics, optimizing posture, breathing, eating and spinal alignment, while also alleviating pressure areas.  Creation of, or adjustments to custom made seating molds, with consultation regarding proper positioning. Our Complex Care Coordinator, and Consulting Occupational Therapist serve the needs of community and residential clients in our Seating Clinic.  Other supported products are walkers, standers, shower seats and commodes.