Premier DDS

Our Misison

Premier Healthcare Services Inc. is certified by the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services (DDS) to provide services to persons with intellectual and development disabilities.

Our mission is to provide each person we serve with superior, customized and comprehensive services that improves quality of life. We understand the responsibility of caring for persons with diverse needs, wants, desires and abilities. We strive to treat each person like we would want our own family members treated.

Our Services

Our DDS services include: Supported Living, Host Home, In-home Supports, Skilled Nursing (up to 24 hours daily), Respite, and Behavior Supports.

All of the services we provide are based on respect for the dignity and worth of the person receiving the services. Person-centered thinking is a philosophy behind everything we do. We are most proud of our Provider Certification Review (PCR) satisfactions scores, which in the last several years have been 100 percent.

Residential Care


At Premier DDS we beleive that the environment plays a critical role in achieving and maintaining psychological wellness. consequently, our programs are designed to reinforce positive behaviour and skiills development. Our homes are kpet in excellent condition, with routine maintenance. Our staffs are compromised of some of the best Aides and Nurses in the District, and are required to take monthly in-training to ensure that the high standards of hospitality are adhered to. We also provide access to an on-call administrator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to deal with all the issues that may arise.
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Waiver Service

Our goal is to ensure that all of our residents receive the highest quality care in a timely manner. We respond to requests for services expeditiously and ensure that the reports submitted are complete and address all the individuals' needs and concerns. We are always available for feedback and follow up to ensure that our services are satisfactory to all of the individuals' team members.

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Respite

Caregiving can be rewarding and often strengthens bonds within a family. At the same time, caregiving can be demanding amidst life's other responsibilities. Family caregivers and those in their care can benefit from a little time off now and then. That is why we offer respite caregiving. This service can be scheduled as needed to provide family caregivers time take care of the necessary chores and errands ad most importantly, well-deserved rest.

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Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. Occupational therapists use treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of their patients. The therapist helps clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. The goal is to help clients have independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Our Occupational therapists help clients to perform all types of activities, from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating. Physical exercises may be used to increase strength and dexterity, while other activities may be chosen to improve visual acuity or the ability to discern patterns. For example, a client with short-term memory loss might be encouraged to make lists to aid recall, and a person with coordination problems might be assigned exercises to improve hand-eye coordination. The Occupational therapists also use computer programs to help clients improve decision-making, abstract-reasoning, problem-solving, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and coordination—all of which are important for independent living.

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Personal Care Aide

Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene
We help clients look and feel their best. These services enhance clients' mental as well as physical well-being, helping them feel positive about their appearance. Bathing not only cleanses the skin, but goes deeper to refresh the spirit, provide relaxation and stimulate circulation.

Mobility Assistance
We assist clients as needed with mobility to help them maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. Being able to get out and about offers both physical and mental health benefits to seniors.

Transferring and Positioning
Our staff are trained to move and place clients in correct posture position in order to promote health and safety and proper functioning of the body's many systems.

Toileting and Incontinence Care
With compassion and sensitive care for seniors and other adults, to provide a dginified lifestyle as they receive help with their daily activities.

Feeding and Special Diet
We provide help with seniors who have toruble feeding themselves as well as maintining their regiment for medication and ensuring that they receive a proper and approriate diet.

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Transition Services

  • • Education and outreach to facilities, individuals, and/or families interested in learning more about the program and community based options.
  • • Individual Assessments to identify the individual's strengths, challenges, abilities, and desires to ensure their wishes are honored in developing a comprehensive care plan.
  • • Long Term Counseling-to assist the individual in making informed choices about services
  • • Care Plan Development-to address the individual preferences and care needs of the individual
  • • Service Coordination-to support the individual in obtaining the types of services and supports they will need to be independent in the community.
  • • Life Skills Training-to guide the individual in developing the skills they need to be successful in their transition back to the community.

Throughout the transition process, the Transition Coordinator will gently inform and support the individual, while encouraging them to take the lead in their transition journey. Post-transition follow-up by phone and face to face meetings will also be provided by the Transition Coordinator as necessary.

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Physical Therapist

We provide the following services:

  • • Post Surgical Recovery
  • • Gait, Strength, Balance, Range Of Motion
  • • Pain Relief Strategies Including Ultrasound

The physical therapist typically works closely with other health care professionals, such as nurses, physicians, social workers, and occupational therapists, in order to refine both diagnosis and treatment. This interdisciplinary approach allows for integration of all domains of health to more fully address the needs of the elderly.

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Emergency Response System Service

Personal Emergency Response Unit: Provides peace of mind and security for the homebound elderly and disabled persons by enabling them to easily summon help in the event of a physical, emotional or environmental emergency. To activate emergency help, they simply press a small, lightweight activator that is generally worn around the neck. Available under the Arkansas State Plan, private pay and other community resources.

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Speech, Language & Hearing Therapy

As you grow older, your vocal cords become less elastic and your larynx muscles weaken. This makes it difficult for many elderly people to speak as they once did, and it makes it more difficult for those around them to understand what they are saying. Furthermore, post-stroke Speech therapy can help teach the patient to speak in a new way, with vocal exercises that will help them communicate more effectively. This benefits both the family and the patient tremendously.

Other Host Home Services

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Some Other home healthcare, residential habilitation and support services we provide.

Skilled Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses

Care Managers

Nutritionists

Phsychologists

Social Workers

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