A family-focused long-term care residence
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How many residents can live at the house?
Under the Community Residential Setting License that Granite House holds, there can be up to four permanent residents. At this time there is no way to be sure how many potential residents will be placed on a waiting list. Our goals have always been to first find and contact these families, advocate and promote services for this population, and to develop a model for this type of housing, with the intent to pass our plans on to others to create additional specialized homes for this group of people.
What about respite care?
Granite House was built with five beds. Now that the four long-term care residents are settled in, we can begin to explore licensing options for our respite care program for families who are providing full care for a loved one at home and need a break. We already have several families providing care at home who are very eager for us to provide this high level of care for their loved one.
Where did the money come from to build the house?
As in most non-profits, funding comes from grants, individual donors, events, and loans. We started our capital campaign in 2014, which focused on raising startup funds for the building. Donor funds paid for most of the planning phases of the construction-- legal, architectural, and licensing--as well as specialized features of the house such as the ceiling lifts and elevator. Now that Granite House is up and running, donor gifts will support our sensory therapy programs and continued improvements during the first few years, such as the landscaping, gardens, and resident walkways.