A Group Home is first and foremost…a home. Group Homes allow adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live in a regular house in a community neighborhood with a small number of other individuals. Group Homes are kept extremely clean, in good condition, accessible and contain great outdoor areas. Individuals are encouraged to personalize their rooms with their own taste and style.
Four Rivers currently has licensed ICF/MR Group Homes in Daviess and Sullivan counties and serves both men and women, age eighteen and over. Direct care staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays to provide the supports and training each person desires and needs.
Individuals are encouraged to be as independent as they can be by making as many choices for themselves as possible. Their health and safety are always priorities.
Participation in community activities and involvement or membership in community-based organizations is encouraged and facilitated to help individuals make friends and find people with similar interests. Individuals living in Group Homes are assisted and encouraged to work, volunteer or participate in some type of day programs.
Group homes provide structure and routine in a friendly, homey atmosphere. We strive to have safe, harmonious living situations that are as much like families as possible.
Services offered in the Group Homes include the following:
- Grooming and hygiene
- Grocery and personal shopping
- Learning to access community resources such as the library, barber shop, stores, dry cleaners, exercise facilities, etc.
- In-home daily schedules that include: crafts, games and hobby related activities
- Monitoring health concerns
- Personal financial management
- Formal and informal teaching and training occur throughout the course of day-to-day life
- Access to professional staff including nurses and social workers