Residential Services

Warm, inviting homes with exceptional care

Our Services

Residential Services create a home environment based on individual choices about daily living, therapy, therapeutic recreation, health services and recreational opportunities. Living Well owns and operates 37 welcoming homes across the Twin Cities areas in 22 communities. 

Our homes are warm, inviting, spacious and reflect a common theme throughout the entire organization of exceptional quality of care. The homes are customized to serve adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. 

Our staff of experienced Direct Support Professionals help each person we serve to achieve their highest level of independence and dignity. We strive to create a home environment based on individual choices. People at our homes thrive with 24/7 expert staff focused on wellness and person-centered care.

Choices

Our services are centered around personal choice, meaning the people we serve get to be architects of their personal environments. Choosing little details about everything from the colors of the bedspread and curtains, choosing flowers to be planted in the garden, and opportunities to try new activities in the community can be empowering. We believe that feeling comfortable is one key to continued success.

Daily Living Supports

These include activities that enhance decision-making skills, develop sensory and motor skills, and strengthen interpersonal skills. All of the daily living supports are designed to be person-centered and outcome-based, helping individuals achieve their goals. Daytime support is provided for people who choose not to participate in outside employment, day training, or habilitative services.

Health Services

Many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face a wide range of physical health needs. For individuals living in our homes, we provide nursing services, nutritional assessment & meal planning, occupational therapy assessments, environmental adaptations, assistive technology and communication devices, adaptive equipment, sensory integration, and massage therapy.

Recreation

Opportunities to be active in one’s own community through volunteering, taking classes, making new friends and maintaining relationships with family and friends are all part of a whole and active lifestyle. We provide many therapeutic and recreational programs. Each home participates in our Garden Therapy Program, and individuals may participate in expanded wellness activities based on their personal interests.

Wellness

Innovative wellness programming creates an opportunity for people to reduce their need for medication and increase their mobility. Results include a reduction in health-related crises and reduced health care costs. This type of programming also brings people outside to enjoy fresh air, creates motivation to move and be with others, and inspires staff and people served to be more active in general.

View our Current Residential Openings

Big Lake

Living Well Disability Services – Powell

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.

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)

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.

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

Long Lake

Living Well Disability Services – Orono Woodlands

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME:  Living Well – Orono Woodlands is a six-bed home located off County Road 6 in Long Lake (Hennepin County). Each of the individuals at the home has their own bedroom. The upstairs has a ramp and is wheelchair accessible, but the lower level is not wheelchair accessible. Only the upstairs is used as livable space. The open bedroom is located in the upper level. The home is licensed ICF/DD.  The house has a full-time Program Manager, and a nurse is scheduled 9 hours a week. Twenty-four-hour awake staffing is in place. Staff are skilled in providing physical cares; including bathing, showering, dressing, assisting people during mealtime, advocating for people, taking people into the community, administration of medications, positive supports, and assisting with medical appointments. Dietician reviews nutritional needs at least annually.

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME:  People range in age from 52 to 70 years old. 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. Currently, there are two males and three females that live at the home.  Three people are non-verbal in communication and two have very limited verbal communication. Two-person uses a wheelchair for mobility and need to be transferred. One person uses a walker for mobility and one person is legally blind needing assistance when walking. The other individual can ambulate independently. The house does use pivot transfers and shower chairs. Some individuals require physical assistance from staff with many daily living cares including help with incontinence. People are described as being in the profound to severe range of intellectual disability.

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. The individuals enjoy spending time with their families who come to the home, in their neighborhood or yard.

For more information contact April Stevens, Program Manager at 952-473-0852; or Matt Sharp, Regional Director at 612-578-7992

Robbinsdale

Living Well Disability Services – 3807

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.

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

Maplewood

Living Well Disability Services – Brookview

DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME: Brookview is 6-bedroom rambler located 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.

Contact Us

For more information about our residential openings
please use the form on the right
or contact Rod Carlson at:

 

Rod.Carlson@livingwell.org

(651) 242-5118

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