A family-focused long-term care residence
What kind of services will Granite House offer its residents?
The core services, or activities of daily living (ADL’s) will be met by our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's). They will do all hands-on nursing care such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and transferring from bed to wheelchair three times a day. We will have mechanical ceiling lifts to assure that transfers are safe for both the resident and the caregiver. In addition to the basic needs, we will have a hydrotherapy tub, music therapy, and massage therapy. Our volunteers will help out by reading to the residents and taking them outside to the garden or onto the screened porch.
How will the residents pay for their food and lodging?
The Adult Foster Care program provides an allowance to cover food, lodging, and certain facility expenses. As a state-licensed facility, the Department of Human Services will provide funding for 24-hour staffing for our residents, along with payroll and residential support through the federal waiver program. The residents of Granite House will all be eligible for Medicare and Social Security Disability along with Minnesota State Medical Assistance, which will cover most of their medically-necessary supplies and equipment.
Granite House will be a 24-hour long-term care facility licensed in the state of Minnesota. The building lies within a residential zoning area, and with six or fewer residents, meets this criteria. Our license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be for a 245D Community Residential Setting. The facility itself will be a stand-alone residence for four adults who qualify for benefits under the Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver. This waiver system is designed to allow people who require nursing level care to find housing in the community rather than in an institution.