Welcome to Osanis

Whether you are searching for specific services or just exploring what is available, we welcome you to Osanis.

Reasons to Choose Osanis

First and foremost, our goal at Osanis is that our services respect and support your rights for safety, well­ being, dignity and self-determination.

We appreciate and welcome that you and/or your family, and in some instances your support team, have the greatest levels of knowledge and understanding about your unique situation.

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Every client is special and every circumstance is exceptional to us. Being born with special needs has its unique set of difficulties. Similarly, acquiring a special need as a result of an accident or illness can have heavy physical, emotional, social and financial strains for all concern.

Family members and caregivers who love and support those with special needs take on great responsibilities. Osanis is mindful that those caring helpers are often very busy people who likely must balance multiple competing priorities. We understand that those responsibilities can be overwhelming at times.

Our services are designed to bring to light, and make use of, your individual abilities, strengths, relevant life experiences and resources in order to help you create new opportunities for change that you have identified as meaningful and desirable.

Life’s journey holds difficulties, and sometimes the challenges are too great to face alone. Osanis is here to help you in every way possible.

Introduction

Osanis rehabilitation support services are focused on helping children six years and older, youth and adults who struggle with acquired physical and/or brain injury related disabilities to improve their quality of life.

Team

The qualifications and designations that our team and associates posses include community support worker, job coach, job developer, behaviour interventionist, occupational therapist, registered social worker, registered clinical counsellor, board certified behaviour analyst and registered psychologist.

Locations

We offer services in Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, Sayward, Port McNeil, Port Hardy, Gold River, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, and Tofino. We have offices in Victoria and Campbell River.

Rehabilitation Support Plans – Introduction

At the heart of our Rehabilitation Support Plans is our purposeful effort to help children, youth and adults who struggle with acquired physical and/or brain injury related disabilities achieve the highest possible level of independence and to help access the ideal set of multidisciplinary supports in the most beneficial manner to them.

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At Osanis, we collaborate closely with the individual, families, caregivers, support staff and associated professionals to develop an individual-specific Rehabilitation Support Plan.

Rehabilitation Support Plans – Assessment Phase

An integral part of developing an individual-specific Rehabilitation Support Plan is to gather evidence-based information about the individual’s baseline (starting point) with regards to level of independence.

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We utilize standardized tests. We utilize the Independent Living Scales and Adaptive Behavior Assessment System II to focus exclusively on independence. We utilize various tests to produce a neuro-psychological evaluation. This comprehensive evaluation is utilized to provide evidence-based information about the individual’s cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning.

Rehabilitation Support Plans – Implementation Phase

By seeking to improve specific areas and tasks of daily living in one’s life, Rehabilitation Support Plans include approaches purposely designed to help the individual identify current skills levels, ideal living conditions and supports as well as achievable goals.

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Rehabilitation Support Plans provide precise interventions within relevant daily living and life-focused areas including personal care, house chores, meal planning and preparation, budgeting, finances, community access and recreation.

Rehabilitation Support Plans – Accountability

Active, flexible and ever-changing, Rehabilitation Support Plans are developed so that progress can be measured and potential barriers can be anticipated and addressed.

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Feedback is a pivotal component of our Rehabilitation Support Plans. We request and welcome continual input from the individual, families, caregivers, support staff and associated professionals in terms of progress of the individual and the effectiveness of our services.

Community Support Workers

We provide one-to-one hourly support. The context of this support is defined by the Rehabilitation Support Plan. The types of activities that could be involved in this service include daily living support, housekeeping, community access, companionship, advocacy and recreational activities.

Lifeskills Coaches

We provide one-to-one hourly support. The context of this support is defined by the Rehabilitation Support Plan. The types of activities that could be involved in this service include strategies to help develop skills in the areas of personal care, housekeeping, budgeting, finances, shopping, meal planning and preparation.

Family Support Services

We provide one-to-one support to family members and caregivers in the areas of self-care, family development and advocacy.

Counselling Supports

Our special needs counselling services are specialized in working with children six years and older, youth and adults with special needs as well as their families. Please visit our Special Needs Counselling Page for more information.

Integrated Case Management

By increasing delivery efficiencies of supports and services to the individual, Integrated Case Management Support is a joint process that encourages dialogue and harmonization with all support people. The goal of this service is to coordinate in the most efficient manner the roles, expectations and recommendations of all relevant service providers who are involved in the individual’s life.

Administrative Support Services

Navigating through the social services field and cross government disabilities programs looking for the right service that addresses your issue of concern, and utilizing properly all the required forms, can be daunting experiences. The goals of these services are to assist the individual and their support network to find the most appropriate services and complete all the required forms in the most efficient, stress-free and prompt manner.

Free Consultation

We offer an initial one-hour free consultation session for the purpose of discussing your issues of concern and/or goals. This time provides you an opportunity to confirm that we are the right service for you.

Fees

Our Rehabilitation Support Services access a variety of professionals with various fee schedules. Fees vary according to the nature and length of service. Please contact us for further information.

Payments

People paying for their own service are expected to follow the agreed payment schedule.

Payments are accepted in the form of cash, cheque, automatic deposits or Interac e-Transfers.

If you are ready, let’s begin

Please contact us for a free consultation session.