Sister Basilia Center Guided Living
SBC Guided Living
Guided living or semi-independent living allows clients of a higher cognitive level to live semi-
independently among others in the community. These clients go to work on a daily basis and plan their own activities with the help of their mentors.
Clients of the Guided living have been trained for years in personal hygiene, daily chores and finding their way in the community. All clients of Guided Living have to be 18 years or older.
They must also be able to take care of their own apartments, prepare their own meals and budget their finances. Supervision and help with this is offered on site.
A referral letter from the treating physician/ specialist
A letter by an independent psychiatrist, psychologist or doctor stating that the client has an intellectual disability (the potential client must have at least a two-year developmental delay in 2 or more of the following areas: cognitive, motoric, communication, social development, self-reliance).
Copy of valid Sint Maarten ID card or copy of proof of registration from Census (not older than six months)
Copy of valid health insurance
Copy of residence permit (if applicable)
Medical history letter from general practitioner or involved specialist
Additional preferred documents (if available):
Report(s) from all paramedical specialist involved (for example physical therapist, occupational therapist, behavior specialist, speech therapist)
Psychological assessment report with level of functioning
Psychiatric report (if applicable)
These documents can be emailed or delivered to our Social Worker, Sheila Philips via email:
After the documents are received, our social worker will meet with the client and family and will discuss the possibilities of Guided Living. The AVBZ care request form is completed by the social worked and send to the AVBZ indication committee along with the required documents and the report of the social worker. Once the admission is approved and there is a space open at Guided Living, the admission date is planned. If there is no space open, the client is placed on the waiting list.