For more information about our residential openings, please contact Rod Carlson at Rod.Carlson@livingwell.org or 651.242.5118


Big Lake

Living Well Disability Services – Powell
150 Powell Circle W., Big Lake, MN 55309

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME: Living Well Disability Services-Powell is as six-bed home with a walk-out basement. Powell is located on a cul-de-sac in Big Lake (Sherburne County). Each of the individuals living at Powell has their own bedroom. Each has expressed decoration ideas for their room and has helped to decorate to express his/her personal interests. The upstairs has a wheelchair ramp and is wheelchair accessible, the lower level is not. The front yard has a wheelchair accessible glider swing. The home is licensed as an ICF-DD. The house has a full time Program Manager and the consulting nurse is scheduled for 36 hours per month. Twenty-four-hour staffing is in place. Staff is skilled in providing physical cares, including bathing, showering, dressing, assisting people during mealtime, advocating for people, encouraging and assisting in community integration, administration of medications, assisting with medical appointments and financial management. Powell currently does not have any pets. Transfer lifts, an EZ stand, and a sling lift are available for cares. The upstairs bathroom is fully accessible and is equipped with a whirlpool tub and roll in shower. We also utilize shower chairs and commodes to meet individualized needs. The downstairs bathroom is not accessible.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME: People range in age from early 50s to mid-60s. Currently four males and two females live at Powell. Their diagnoses range from moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Some of the people display behaviors such as verbal and physical aggression and have support plans to assist with redirection. People living at Powell enjoy a wide range of interests which include in home and community activities. Several individuals are active in their churches. Some have become greeters and have had the opportunity to make many new relationships. Family and friend involvement is important to each individual and staff is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to visit family and friends as much as possible. All individuals are verbal and can communicate clearly their wants and needs. One individual utilizes a wheelchair for all mobility, while another uses a walker as needed for mobility needs in the home and in the community. The others can ambulate independently.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Julie Oachs, Program Manager at 763-263-6503; or Matt Sharp, Regional Director at 612-578-7992


Burnsville

Living Well Disability Services – Kennelly (Formerly Dakota Communities)
12000 Kennelly Road, Burnsville, MN 55337

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME:  Living Well – Kennelly is a 7-bed 2-story home located in Burnsville, close to I35E and highway 13 . Three of the five bedrooms are shared between individuals, and most bedrooms are located on the second floor. The home is equipped with an elevator. It was built in 1983, has a main floor that is fully accessible, and has a van. The home is located on a moderately busy residential street, and has two small side yards. The home is licensed as a 7-bed ICF-DD.  A full-time program manager works at the home and a nurse is scheduled at 12 hours a week.  Twenty-four-hour staffing is in place.  Staff are skilled in providing cares and supports, including bathing, showering, dressing, providing mealtime supports, providing recreational supports, advocating for people, administering medications, completing a variety of medical procedures, and assisting with medical appointments.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME:  Three men and three women, who range in age from 50s to 60s, live at this home. Individuals are diagnosed to have severe to mild intellectual disability. All persons can walk although some need some assistance due to unsteady gait, balance issues, and they may trip easily. Each person has unique physical, medical, and/or cognitive and mental health needs. Services focus on teaching functional living skills, facilitating community activity engagement, providing positive behavior support, and developing leisure skills.  The programming emphasis at Kennelly is on providing individualized programs and services geared toward developing functional independent living skills at home and in the community. They require a varied level of supports with daily cares, medication administration, and managing their finances.  Most people at Kennelly can use words to communicate; others also communicate using non-verbal communication including gestures and pictures. People living in the house enjoy a wide range of preferred activities and are supported by staff to attend events and participate in routine activities. Individualized support plans are in place to encourage skill building for a variety of functional daily living skills, support community involvement, personal wellness, communication, and financial planning.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Beth Tollefson, Regional Director at 612-910-4647 or beth.tollefson@livingwell.org


Crystal

Living Well – Brunswick
3609 Brunswick N Ave, Crystal, MN 55422

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME: Living Well – Brunswick is 4-bed rambler with the entire living space on the upper level and is located in the community of Crystal, Minnesota. The house is between Hwy 100 and Hwy 169. People living at the house enjoy a wide range of preferred activities and are supported by staff to attend events and routine activities. Housemates share a large living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, sitting room, and dining area. The staff is trained in the areas of medication administration, CPR, and positive supports. Staff are also skilled in physical cares, as well as specific sensory programming. A consulting nurse is scheduled weekly 4-5 hours.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME: The ages of the people living at the house range from 34 to 67. All three individuals that live in the house are female. Level of cognitive disabilities is profound. All three women work by attending day services out of the home though DT&H providers. All are nonverbal in communication, and two people supported use a wheelchair for mobility inside and outside of the house with one individual being able to ambulate independently, using a wheelchair for long distance outside of the home. The use of shower chairs, grab bars, railings, and a ceiling lift is routine and physical assistance is needed from staff with many daily living cares.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Bess Heyer, Program Manager at 763-537-6764 or Regional Director Matt Sharp at 612-578-7992.


Long Lake

Living Well – Orono Woodlands
Description coming. Contact Regional Director Matt Sharp at 612-578-7992.

 


Maple Grove

Living Well Disability Services – 75th Ave
14850 75th Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME: 75th Avenue is a 6-person rambler style home located in Maple Grove (Hennepin County). The house is very close to Fish Lake and overlooks a wooded pond with a variety of wildlife. The home also has several gardens and an outdoor patio and deck. The neighborhood has wonderful walking paths and quiet streets. The house is wheelchair accessible. The open bed room is located upstairs, we recently put in an elevator to make both floors of the home accessible. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs.

The staff is trained in the areas of medication administration, CPR, person centered planning and positive supports. Staff is also skilled in physical cares and is adept at providing supports to people with developing memory issues. A staff nurse visits the home weekly. The home also receives a variety of therapy and dietary supports designed to meet each person’s individualized needs.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME: Age range 51-69. Currently, all people living in the home are females; however, they would welcome a male roommate. The people living at the house enjoy a wide range of preferred activities and are supported by staff to attend events and routine activities. They are very involved in their community and participate in classes, recreational activities, and social events. People enjoy personal hobbies and activities in the community. All 5 people are verbal. All individuals are ambulatory, one person does use a walker and occasionally a wheelchair. Individuals are described in the mild to profound range of disability, and all would be considered vulnerable to aggression from others.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Stacy Quackenbush, Program Manager at 763-420-5848; or Matt Sharp, Regional Director at 612-578-7992


Plymouth

Living Well – 32nd
14710 32nd Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55447

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME: Living Well – 32nd is 4-bed rambler. Most of the living space is on the upper level and there is sensory room on the lower level that can be accessed with a stair lift. The house is located in the community of Plymouth near Highway 55 and I-494. People living at the house enjoy a wide range of preferred activities and are supported by staff to attend events and routine activities. Housemates share a large living room, kitchen, 1 bathroom, and dining area. The staff is trained in the areas of medication administration, CPR, and positive supports. Staff is also skilled in physical cares and specific sensory programming. Staff nurse is scheduled weekly 10 hours.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME: The ages of the people living at the house range from 34 to 67. Two of the individuals that live in the house are female and two are male. Level of cognitive disabilities is profound. All four people attend day services out of the home though DT&H providers. All of the people at 32nd need partial to full assistance with personal cares. All people need full assistance with food preparation, 2 out of the 4 people need full assistance to eat, and 1 person requires full assistance to receive all nutrition via g-tube. All four require full assistance to order and administer their medications. They require wheelchairs for mobility, and one can also use a walker for short distances. All of the people need ROM and/or functional exercises daily. Three out of the four people are non-verbal. Two of the four people require positioning every 3 hours during the night, and they all require assistance to change positions during awake hours as well. Some of the people are incontinent and/or have a seizure condition.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Chris Domier, Program Manager, at 763-383-0250 or Regional Director Matt Sharp at 612-578-7992


Robbinsdale

Living Well Disability Services “3801”
3801 W. Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale, MN  55422

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME:  3801 is a two-story apartment building with four 2-bedroom apartments, located on Broadway Avenue in Robbinsdale (Hennepin County). Nine people receive services here, so 2 people share a bedroom, the other 7 have their own bedrooms.  The house is on the main street that runs through the small ‘downtown’ area of Robbinsdale, so it’s walking distance to many shops, restaurants, gym, police and fire station, etc.  It is on a bus line. The building has a private outdoor courtyard with seating areas and a grill for relaxing, socializing, family visits and BBQ’s. There is also a basketball hoop. The yard has a small, raised bed for those with gardening interests. The house plans some in-house, small group activities such as Bingo games, baking and crafts, and other small group outings in the community a couple times a month. The house is wheelchair accessible only on the lower level; the upper and basement levels are not wheelchair accessible. There is no elevator in the building.  The apartment with the room opening does not have an accessible bathroom and is on the second level and is shared with one other person. The room is private. The building has a laundry room in the basement as well as locked seasonal storage. The staff is trained in multiple areas including medication administration, CPR, and positive behavior supports. Consultation provided by nurse, dietitian, and pharmacist.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME:  Age range is from 44 – 82.  Three of the individuals are men and four are women.  People living here are supported by staff to participate in household and daily living activities to maintain and increase independent living skills to the best of their abilities. They are involved in their community and participate in classes, recreational activities, and social events.  Most of the people living here have a craft or hobby that they can do independently to occupy their time daily and have their own interests that staff help support. Individuals are described in the mild to moderate range of disability. Most of the people living here are out of the home working or participating in employment support during the day, during the week.  All people here are verbal and ambulatory.  One person has some significant aging issues and has some 1:1 assistance to help with personal cares and independent living skills.  All who live here are vulnerable in areas of physical, mental, and financial safety.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/15/2021

For more information contact Cindi Sharp, Program Manager at (763) 522-7556,  Cindi.sharp@livingwell.org; or Chris Peterson, Regional Director at (218) 280-8023, Christopher.peterson@livingwell.org


Robbinsdale

Living Well Disability Services “3807”
3807 W. Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale, MN  55422

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME:  3807 is a two-story apartment building with four 2 bedrooms apartments located in Robbinsdale (Hennepin County). Nine people receive services here, so 2 people share a bedroom, the other 7 have their own bedrooms.  The house is on the main street that runs through the small ‘downtown’ area of Robbinsdale, so it’s walking distance to many shops, restaurants, police & fire station, etc.  It is on a bus line.  The house is wheelchair accessible only on the lower level; the upper and basement levels are not wheelchair accessible. There is no elevator in the building.  At this time, it is not determined if the opening will be in the accessible apartment or not.  The staff is trained in multiple areas including Medication Administration, CPR, and Positive Behavior Supports. Consultation provided by Nurse, Dietitian, and Pharmacist.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME:  Age range is from 28 – 69.  Four of the individuals are men and four are women. People living here are supported by staff to participate in household and daily living activities to maintain and increase independent living skills to the best of their abilities. They are involved in their community and participate in classes, recreational activities, and social events. Everyone is out of the home working or participating in employment support during the day, during the week. Seven individuals are verbal with one individual non-verbal, but all people are ambulatory. Individuals are described in the mild to moderate range of disability. One person, at times, may display verbal and/or physical aggression – staff provide positive supports to keep him and others safe. All who live here are vulnerable in areas of physical, mental, and financial safety.

DATE OF OPENING:  2/17/21

For more information contact Teewon Dolopei, Program Manager at 763-521-1076 or Christopher Peterson, Regional Director at 218-280-8023


 

Maplewood

BROOKVIEW is 6-bedroom rambler located off of Century Avenue N and Hwy 94 in Maplewood (Ramsey County). Each of the people who live at Brookview has their own bedroom. The home, which was built in 1990, is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair accessible van. It is in a quiet neighborhood (primarily residential) and has a fairly large backyard with raised vegetable gardens. The home is licensed as a 6-bed ICF. A full-time program manager works at the home and a nurse is scheduled approximately 12 hours a week. Twenty-four-hour awake staffing is in place. Staff are skilled in providing cares and supports, including bathing, showering, dressing, providing mealtime supports (like purchasing, preparing, and processing food for special diets), providing recreational supports, advocating for people, administering medications, completing a variety of medical procedures, and assisting with medical appointments.