Renovations in two of our residential houses are complete! These projects are made possible by a grant from Access to Home.
A tight kitchen space is opened up to accommodate everyone. This particular kitchen serves 10 people plus staff. An update is much-needed as many of the residents use wheelchairs and are unable to reach counters and appliances. The kitchen was very closed in there wasn’t much room for movement. Renovations include new appliances, lower counters, and an island on wheels that can be moved as necessary. Architect Dave Strabel worked closely with our team here to provide maximum accessibility for everyone living there. American Precision is doing a great job getting the work done efficiently so the people who live there are not displaced for long.
Moving walls and doors creates more privacy. The second house is receiving renovations to their office and medical room. The way these areas were set up previously did not provide much privacy. For example, people who live there did not have the space to enter the medical area to receive their medications. All to Max moved the door to the office thus making the med room more open and accessible so people can enter easily and close the door for privacy.
Impact of renovations
These changes will greatly impact the daily lives of the people we support with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who live is our residential houses. We are thrilled to receive support from Access to Home so we can provide an increased level of independence for residents.