Renovations are currently underway at our community-based residence in Des Plaines South. We have completed demolition of the kitchen, rear bathroom, and rear bedroom, and we enjoy seeing the daily progress as contractors integrate the Rimland standards into this home. Once the renovation is complete, the residence will feature an open kitchen that facilitates a continuous flow of interaction between staff members and residents, durable and sustainable porcelain flooring throughout, new bathrooms with walk-in showers and wall-mounted body sprays, and a redesigned living room layout allowing for a more functional use of the space.
Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.