The Super Kids Ministries, Inc sponsored group home will be a community of multiple homes, each being able to accomodate up to eight residents, providing long-term care, serving adults with intellectual disabilities. The community will be able to accomodate both adult males and females in seperate buildings, hence the Francis Holland - Woo Daves home name.
A synopsis of the intent of this group home is to have a Christian based, family style residence with training commensurate with abilities, mentoring by both Board of Directors, community and staff to develop the individual to reach their highest mental, physical and psychosocial well being, to reach their highest productive level of community citizenship, while at the same time, providing a safe, secure, healthy and semi-independent living environment.
The home will not discriminate against the race, creed, nationality, origin or disability of any individual, although parameters on the admission of the individuals will be limited. Parameters include the individual will have the primary diagnosis of mental retardation, be developmentally disabled (i.e. before the age of 18); be 18 years of age or older. Both ambulatory, mobile and wheelchair dependent individuals will be admitted, as long as the facility can provide services to ensure their health, safety and well-being. Admission criteria will be established and published. Agreements will be signed and completed by each resident or legal guardian, to include but not be limited to fees, rules, and participation in the programmatic aspects of the facility.
The home will provide services for the individual from age of 18 to death, provided the home can safely and appropriately meet the needs to maintain the safety, health and well being of all residents. This facility will be a drug free, alcohol free, and tobacco free facility. No weapons will be allowed on the premises. Abuse, neglect or mistreatment of any resident will not be tolerated and will be investigated promptly.
Each resident will have their own residential area with close access to a wheelchair accessible bathroom, to provide and promote semi - independent living. Household living tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and laundry services will be supervised and trained by residential living assistants who will implement program plans to utilize task segmentation to teach self independent and skills of daily living. Residents will be trained in areas such as personal growth, social growth and interaction skills; sexual responsibilities as set by the Board of Directors, spiritual, cognitive; financial, educational, emotional and behavioral. Resident rights as set forth in the Code of Virginia will be respected, encouraged and taught. Residents who do not have legal guardians will be trained and will exercise full rights, including but not limited to exercising their right to vote. Residents will have their rights reviewed with them frequently, not less than annually.
The home and property will be maintained with the oversight and guidance of an active 7-11 member Board of Directors the Super Kids Ministries, Inc., a 501(C)(3) corporation, this oversight will include the property, as well as guidance of the programmatic, legal, and direction of the programs of the residential living facility.
It is the intent of the Super Kids Ministries, Inc. to provide a residential program in the County of Prince George, which will not only be an asset to the county through employment of approximately 10-50 individuals. It is our hope and desire that this home will expand our ministry; and will be a model of a residential facility and program for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The home will operate under the direction and leadership of a Residential Director of Mental Retardation Services, who will also be a QMRP (Qualified Mental Retardation Professional). A QMRP, by the minimum Medicaid Certification Standards is a person who has at least a bachelor’s degree in a human services field and at least one year of experience with adults with intellectual disabilities. It is our intention to hire a person with much more experience with the ICF/MR requirements and with a family style home.
Food service will be provided in the home, to allow residents the ability to learn how to purchase, prepare and serve food. Meals will be in a family style type with staff serving as role models and participants. A staff member designated as the food service director will oversee the food service areas, to ensure compliance with therapeutic diets, proper food handling, protection and prevention of food borne illnesses.
The home will be staffed by qualified and trained personnel in accordance with applicable regulations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Depending upon the level of services needed and required the facility will have at least one RN (registered nurse) consultant on call. Medications will be kept in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and will be double locked for security. Medical and/or dental treatment will be thru local physicians’ and/or dentists or specialists in accordance with the resident’s private physician and/or the medical director/house physician. Medical care will be coordinated, monitored and integrated into the programmatic training, thru Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, to ensure each resident maintains his/her maximum health status. Preventative medicine, health and wellness will be incorporated into the prescribed diets, programmatic elements and recommended medical monitoring (i.e. mammograms, PSA tests, etc.). Regulatory requirements with respect to the medical services provided will be adhered to.
Fire plans will be in accordance with and created with the approval of the local and/or state fire marshal(s).
Since there is limited public transportation in the Prince George area, the Board plans to provide vehicles for official staff and resident use. Van transportation will be available to transport residents to/from day programs and/or supported employment/employment sites throughout the area. The van transportation will also be used to transport residents, to teach community integration and socialization skills throughout the local area. Both wheelchair transportation and regular vans/vehicles will be available for use.
Actually hands on integration to the community and interaction will be a key component to the program. Many programs will include participation in local events, and throughout the community. A therapeutic recreation component of the program will allow for training in the socialization aspects as well as coordination of the other training areas of the facility.
Participation, training, mentoring and family will be the theme of the residential living facility. This will be a home, to provide care, supervision, multidisciplinary approach to the aspects of quality of life, care and resident rights for the people with intellectual disibilities. Our home will be as your home, a home not just a house.