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The Residential Program

"Puddin's Place" - NOW OPEN and ACCEPTING Residents!

Please email or call Pam Halter, MSN, RN, Residential Program Director at (704) 992 - 5762

Admission Criteria


Location

Vacancies / Waiting List


Funding Options


Staffing


Accomodations


Features and Ameneties


Visiting


Family / Caregiver Support

Construction Progress

Carolyn "Puddin" Van Every Foil

   

 
   

 

We are pleased to announce that our beautiful home, "Puddin's Place" is fully licensed, staffed and accepting residents!  Named in honor of our visionary and founder, Carolyn "Puddin" Van Every Foil, Puddin's Place will is a state-of-the-art, 6-bed family care home for adults with traumatic or acquired brain injuries.  This home is designed for and staffed to handle the complex needs of individuals who need moderate to maximum assistance with their daily living needs (ADLs).

Each resident will be encouraged to engage, interact and participate in the on-going activities of the Day Program.  Each residents level of participation will be carefully designed to maximize their social interaction with and therapeutic benefit while at the same time being sensitive to their potentially higher level of assistance or special needs in daily living.

 

Admission Criteria

  • Must have a traumatic or acquired brain injury (TBI or ABI)
  • Must be medically stable and does not require a level of medical care beyond the management and training of our staff
  • Must be at Level VI or higher on the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale
  • Must need moderate to maximum assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Must not be a danger to self or others
  • Must not have severe behavioral issues
  • Must not be an active drug user and willing to comply with the rules of our drug, alcohol and tobacco free home
  • Must be willing to live in a communal environment without physical restraints
  • Must been 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a legal U.S. citizen
  • Must have a secured source of funding (private pay, workers’ compensation, auto insurance and liability insurance)

 

Location

Puddin's Place is located on our Huntersville campus. The address is:

14645 Black Farms Rd.
Huntersville, N.C. 28078


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Admissions / Waiting List

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list to be considered for potential residential placement, contact Pam Halter, MSN, RN, Residential Program Director at (704) 992 - 5762

Funding Options

Funding options currently accepted for Puddin’s Place include private pay, workers’ compensation, auto insurance and liability insurances. Costs for prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical supplies and equipment, doctor and therapy visits, and any other additional costs related to medical care are not included in each resident’s daily rate. 

Staffing

Puddin’s Place provides 24-hour, 7-days per week personal care services (bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, etc.) and supervision. Thehouse is staffed based on 3 rotating 8-hour shifts operating Monday through Sunday. Between the hours of 7:00am and 11:00pm there are no less than three staff onsite, providing a 2:1 resident to staff ratio.  During the night shift (between 11:00pm and 7:00am) there are no less than two awake staff at all times, providing a 3:1 resident to staff ratio.

 
Our friendly staff is also dedicated to helping residents maximize their potential and quality of life by providing opportunities for residents to improve their social, functional, and communication skills.  Our residents in collaboration with our staff will plan social and recreational activities in-house and in the community.  Our staff will also facilitate management of resident’s schedules, appointments, and medication administration.

Accomodations

Each resident will have a spacious private room including a large walk-in closet. Every room is designed to have at least two large windows with a grand peaceful view of our 36-acre farm. Residents will share a bathroom with a maximum of two other residents and be given their own linen/toiletries cabinet for storage of their personal belongings. Our nutritious meal plans are purposely crafted to meet the specific dietary and health needs of each resident.  All meals will be prepared with the highest quality whole foods including a variety of organic produce grown locally and here on the farm.  In addition, each resident’s room and board will include utilities, housekeeping services, limited transportation, and access to our Day Program.

Features and Ameneties

Puddin’s Place seeks to provide our residents with a holistic environment that is structured to meet all of their physical, safety, intellectual, cognitive, and social needs.  Our house was truly built to feel like a home down to the meticulous details of architecture and interior design.  Some of our unique features and amenities include:

  • Puddin’s Place is entirely handicap accessible
  • Cable and wireless internet access throughout the house
  • Great Room for entertaining and group activities
  • Large kitchen equipped with state-of-the-art appliances
  • Spacious laundry room with two full size washers and dryers
  • Private library with access to a computer, office equipment, phone/fax, and other office supplies
  • Expansive screened in back porch overlooking a luscious garden of native flora and fauna designed to attract our local feathered friends
  • Handicap accessible walking trails
  • Participation in our on-site Day Program and Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
  • Accessibility to our trained staff of certified brain injury specialists

Visiting

Family members are welcome at all times! Puddin’s Place does not have restricted visiting hours and was designed with our families in mind.  Our activity building and outdoor patio is available for private family events and gatherings based on availability and when our Day Program is not in session. There is also a wide variety of hotels located nearby for guests visiting from out of town.

Family / Caregiver Support

While  the  health  and  wellness  of our residents is so important to us at Puddin’s Place, we also  want   to  be  a  support  for  the  whole  family. Our Family/Caregiver Support Group meets every other week here at our farm.  In addition, individual counseling is extended to family members/caregivers by our master’s level counseling interns.

Photos of Construction Progress

 

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