A family-focused long-term care residence
What kind of services does Granite House offer its residents?
The core services, or activities of daily living (ADL’s) are provided by our caregivers, most of whom are Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA's). They do all hands-on nursing care such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and transferring from bed to wheelchair three times a day. We 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 soon have a hydrotherapy tub, and are already offering 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 provides funding for 24-hour staffing for our residents, along with payroll and residential support through the federal waiver program. The residents of Granite House are all eligible for Medicare and Social Security Disability along with Minnesota State Medical Assistance, which covers most of their medically-necessary supplies and equipment.
Granite House is a 24-hour long-term care community residence 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 is for a 245D Community Residential Setting. The facility itself is a stand-alone residence for four adults who qualify for benefits under the Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) or the Deveolpmental Disability (DD) 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.