“It is extremely challenging but rewarding work. I started at Edwin Gould in 2011 and have since seen positive change and growth in the individuals that I work with.”
– Lydia Wolliston, Residence Coordinator
Residents at our eight Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) residences can expect services from a registered nurse and nutritionist. Residents at our Rev. Kenneth Folkes residence, an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), receive the additional services of a recreation therapist, behavior therapist, speech therapist and clinical coordinator.
The Rev. Kenneth Folkes residence provides a higher level of care to adults with more significant challenges. These individuals are older and more medically frail than those at our other sites. This was our first site, opened in 1976 to provide community-based care to individuals who had been at Willowbrook. As our other programs, this program also emphasizes the achievement of the highest level of independence possible, while respecting each resident’s individuality.
Our clinical team oversees all of the sites to ensure compliance with our regulators and collaborates to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each resident. We make it a priority to keep the families or advocates of our individuals informed and included in each area of their loved ones’ service plan.
All residential sites are staffed 24 hours a day; seven days a week.