Examples: The establishment of resident councils is one way to involve individuals in all aspects of care and ensure that they have an opportunity to provide feedback on staff, activities, rules, food, their overall care experience, sense of safety and support, and the living environment. This type of activity can also provide opportunities for youth advocacy, self-efficacy, and leadership. For programs serving youth, family advisory councils can be established to involve families in the governance of the program.
Program personnel provide residents with:
a variety of nutritious meals and snacks;
personal items such as clothing and an individual allowance;
support and assistance needed to participate in group living and community activities; and
a flexible daily schedule to develop and enhance positive personal and interpersonal skills and behaviours.
Special diets should be planned to meet the modified needs of individual residents.