How many residents can live at the house?
Under the Community Residential Setting License that Granite House will hold, there can be up to four 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 is being built with five beds. Once the four long-term care residents are settled in, we will begin our respite care program for families who are providing full care for a loved one at home and need a break.
Where will the money come from to build the house?
As in most non-profits, funding will come from grants, individual donors, businesses and events. We have started our capital campaign, which will focus on raising money for the building. We will then pursue ‘general operating’ funds from foundations and donors to augment what we will receive from the state.
A family-focused long-term care residence
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