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KANDU Adult Family Home Officially Licensed

Posted on : 06 Apr 2022 | No Comments

KANDU continues to find new ways to support Rock County community members with disabilities and disadvantages, including the recent licensing of an adult family home. Licensed by the state of Wisconsin on March 17, 2022, the four-bedroom home on Janesville’s northeast side will serve KANDU clients with intellectual and/or physical disabilities by providing a home to live in and staff to ensure a long-term, safe, warm, and comfortable living experience.

Located on Savannah Court, the home has a paved walking and biking trail along the property line and a bus stop .3 miles away. Program Director Julie Smith said, “This location was originally built as a community-based residential facility, so it is a perfect fit. The house is fully accessible and will allow our residents to age in place.” The home will initially accommodate people who are ambulatory, with accommodations for mobility aids in the near future. 

The home will lodge two residents and one overnight staff member.  All bedrooms are equipped with locks and each resident will have their own key. Residents will supply their own beds and linens, kitchen utensils, and décor, while the house comes equipped with all appliances and technological needs.

The overnight staff in the home will assist residents with morning routines Monday-Friday including breakfast, medications, daily living activities, and any additional support needed.  A staff member will be available on-site all hours of the weekend. Background checks will be required for all staff and residents in the home. 

This new service aligns with KANDU’s recent announcement of plans and renovations focused on offering expanded opportunities for adults with disabilities and disadvantages in Rock County.