Mission: Rutherford life services, inc. Seeks to assist individuals and families with special needs to enhance the quality of their lives both personally and within the community.
Programs: The learning tree - rutherford county's largest and most modern child development center offers 3-star day care to infants through children, age 5. We also offer after school and summer programs from children up to 12 years of age. Daily programs follow creative curriculum and consist of interactive learning techniques such as cooking activities, science projects, art activities, and activities preparing them for transition into a school setting, including computer-based learning. Day care is provided in an inclusive setting that adapts to varying child development stages and progress. Our staff of day care teachers is among the area's most experienced and well-trained.
life services - created by community leaders in 1966 as rutherford vocational workshop, inc. , we have expanded our array of services to reach out to a wider cross section of our community, young children, senior citizens, those in need of employment and training services and of course, those at the very core of our mission: people with disabilities. Today, as life services, we continue to focus on the lives of people with developmental disabilities as 100 adults participate in our programs on a daily basis and over 30 direct care staff assist those individuals in work and personal skills development.
life care meets many of the physical, mental, and social long term needs of impaired adults. It is an important community based option designed to allow people to remain in their homes, delaying and/or preventing nursing home placement. Life care offers services to enhance the participant, caregivers, and families lives: nursing care (medical and nutritional monitoring), personal care (including bathing, toileting, diapering), and structured daily activities including music therapy, exercise, daily devotions, and social events that keep participants engaged and enjoying life to their fullest capabilities. Caregivers and other family members are able to continue employment and social responsibilities with a minimum of interruption knowing that their loved one is in a safe, loving environment under the supervision of trained, licensed professional staff. According to partners in caregiving, "for every person enrolled in an adult day health care center, two people get their life back: the individual and the caregiver. " rutherford life care opened in 2001 with 6 people, today, the center serves over 50 families and has expanded and upgraded the facility in order to meet the needs of the people served. The center is staffed with a director, nursing staff, and direct care staff. All staff are trained to meet the individuals' needs.
rutherford life services also provides various other programs that assist those in the community with various needs/disabilities.