Adult Residential Services

  • Enhancement of independent leisure skills
  • Development of daily living skills
  • Participation in community clubs/organizations

ISN's Residential supports offers three models. Each of the following models provides for the individual with at least one support person. They prepare meals together, eat together, and participate in holidays, vacations and all "family" activities together. Each model allows for the emotional support of the individual and teaches the necessary skills to live a quality life, while maximizing independence. In all residential settings, normalcy and independence are the key. We teach the individual to be as independent as possible. We encourage the individual to learn and grow with the level of assistance required; ISN's goal is to meet each person's specific needs. No two people are the same, as such each individual is treated with respect, compassion, and understanding. Living life like anyone without disabilities is important.

Enhancement of Independent Leisure Skills

Leisure is that time free from demands of school, work, or required activities of daily living. Everyone needs regular recreation that develops skills, promotes good health, relieves stress, facilitates social interactions, and provides a general joy for living.

Development of Daily Living Skills

Activities of daily living (ADLs) are the self-care tasks we engage in every day, to care for our physical well-being. ADLs are the gateway to enjoying and participating in our everyday lives. These include: personal hygiene, cleaning, meal planning and preparation, money management, shopping and managing medications to name a few.

Participation in Community Clubs/Organizations

Community integration enables persons who experience a developmental disability to fully participate in life at the same level as nondisabled individuals. This participation can take place in neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, congregations, community centers, and more.

Enhanced Family Care

Individualized residential sites that place an individual with a caring family, provider or roommate. These programs are either developed to place the individual receiving services in the home and family of a provider(s), or place the provider/roommate in the home of the individual. Some individuals have apartments that they maintain and providers/roommates move into the individual's home.

The Role of the Home Care Provider

We contract with individuals and families to deliver home support services for the adults with intellectual disabilities that we support through the developmental services system. The residential service delivery model of relying on community supports as independent contractors has proven to be successful. The model allows for an integrated family environment resembling what we know and accept as healthy living. The placement can be short term, or long term.

A Home Care Provider is an individual or family who wants to make a difference in the life of an adult with a disability. Home Care Providers welcome a person into their lives and home to become part of their family and provide the support and companionship the individual needs to thrive. The individual becomes an active member of their network of family, friends, and acquaintances. The Providers grow to be trusted caregivers, friends, and advocates for the individual with whom they live. All Home Care Providers are fully trained and assisted by a manager and nurse to help shape and follow through on all of the individual's needs.

Contact Us
For more information about ISN's Adult Residential Services please contact
Greater Claremont area: Phaichit Vankham: - (603) 644-3544 ext. 211
Greater Concord area: Kerry Ryan: - (603) 644-3544 ext. 310
Greater Manchester area: Leonard Lekien: - (603) 644-3544 ext. 119
Greater Nashua area: Cindy Bringhurst: - (603) 644-3544 ext. 411
Other NH areas: Debbie Gaudreault: - (603) 644-3544 ext. 118