Description of Opening
Poppler- Living Well
3020 Poppler Lane
Eagan, MN 55121
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOME:
Poppler home, built in 2001, is a single-family dwelling located in a residential neighborhood of Eagan. It is constructed in a rambler design and each of the individuals who live at Poppler has their own bedroom. The home is wheelchair accessible, has a ceiling lift system, and has a wheelchair accessible van. The home is licensed as a 6-bed waiver hybrid. There is a full time Program Manager assigned to the home. A staff nurse is scheduled for 20 hours each week. Staff are skilled in providing cares and supports, including bathing, showering, dressing, providing mealtime supports (like purchasing, preparing, and processing food for special diets), providing recreational supports, advocating for people, administering medications, completing a variety of medical procedures, and assisting with medical appointments.
DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE HOME:
Poppler currently serves three men and two women with diagnoses of mild, moderate, and profound developmental disabilities who are of the age of 30s to 50s. Individualized support plans are in place to encourage skill building for a variety of functional daily living skills, support community involvement, personal wellness, communication, and financial planning. Some individuals have verbal communication skills, while some use augmentative communication. Three people are highly conversational. The staff are trained in the areas of providing physical cares, medication administration, providing a variety of medical, therapy, and behavioral supports, and CPR. People living at the house enjoy a wide range of preferred activities and are supported by staff to attend events in their community. The individuals enjoy spending time with their families and volunteers who come to the home, in their backyard gardens, and involvement with swimming and music therapy. One person requires behavior redirection when upset but they are rarely aggressive toward others. The individuals who live at Poppler would not be able to protect themselves from physical or sexual abuse.
For more information call Living Well:
Beth Tollefson, Regional Director at 61-910-4647
or Alex Buslee, Program Manager at 651-688-8035