On May 17th, Allies will proudly welcome the public, Support Coordinators, its affiliates, and members of the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities to tour their new state-of-the-art, six-bedroom medical group home in Wharton, NJ.
This newly constructed home will provide holistic, customized residential supports and medical care for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and complex healthcare needs. Medical homes allow individuals to age in place and receive essential care within the comfort of their own home and community. Dawn King, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at Allies, remarked, “Medical group homes are focused on individuals’ personalized care needs. They are staffed by teams that are highly skilled and trained in medical and behavioral crisis management. The team approach promotes person-centered, collaborative care that is geared towards meeting the unique physical, emotional, and social needs of each resident in the home.”
Another way that medical group homes provide optimal care for people with IDD is through their natural, home-like environment. By remaining in a familiar environment, rather than being admitted to a hospital or other facility, individuals thrive because they are surrounded by the comforts of home, familiar faces, and the care and support of those around them. Staff place a strong emphasis on protecting the rights of each individual, promoting their independence and dignity, and ensuring their safety. Dawn said, “The result of specialized medical care, a home-like environment, and compassionate staff is that individuals have the opportunity to stay healthier, live longer, and engage in their community.”
Highlights of the Wharton Medical Group Home include:
- An open concept, hardwood floors, and many windows to allow natural light
- ADA compliant rooms throughout
- Ceiling track transfer lifts for non-ambulatory individuals
- Egress doors in each bedroom to ensure safe departure from the home should an emergency situation arise
- Two and a half bathrooms featuring adaptive equipment to provide optimal support for bathing and hygiene
Kim Witkowski, Director of Housing and Development at Allies, said, “In addition to various supports to meet the unique medical needs of each resident in the home, the home also includes six bedrooms, a large kitchen, two living rooms, and an office. The décor is warm and inviting, and we look forward to giving everyone a tour and sharing more about how the program will benefit the health and quality of life for its new residents.”
The open house will be held on:
Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 22 E. Stirling St.
Wharton, NJ 07885
The Wharton home is one of 15 medical group homes that Allies currently offers within the state of New Jersey.
To learn more about Allies’ medical group homes, please contact Dawn King, Vice President of Integrated Health Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-689-0136 x 4712.
Allies, Inc. is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing housing, healthcare, meaningful employment and recreational activities to people with special needs in the communities of their choice. To learn more, visit www.alliesnj.org.
Contact: Nicole Zamerovsky, Director of Communications, Allies, Inc.