On November 29, 1978, Boise Group Homes, Inc. opened their first home; designed and built to accommodate twelve children with intellectual disabilities.
The original twelve children were admitted from the Idaho State School and Hospital. As the demand for this type of community residential service increased, two additional homes were opened: one for six children, and another for four young people over the age of 13.
Since then, Boise Group Homes has grown to six homes, located in West Boise, that provide a sense of “home” and “life sharing” for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Boise Group Homes also owns and operates a Day Program five days a week where individuals practice work-related and social skills. Programming is coordinated between the Workshop Coordinator, Home Manager and Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional to ensure continuity of care for each individual.
When an individual lives at Boise Group Homes, he/she is assessed annually by a treatment team. From this assessment, a person-centered plan is written with the assistance of the individual’s parent/guardian, and a wide range of qualified professionals:
- QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional)
- social worker
- occupational therapist
- physical therapist
- speech therapist
- nurse (24/7 nursing staff)
- Other disciplines as needed (neurologist, ENT, mental health professional, etc.)
The caring staff at Boise Group Homes receive intensive and ongoing training to provide functional skills training daily. Each resident has an individualized schedule with activities and customized programs throughout the day that provide active treatment with the ultimate goal of teaching individuals to achieve their highest potential.
“We wanted to write to tell you how pleased we are with Joe’s manners, and just the overall Joe. He no longer requires so much of my time and attention when he visits. We are able to enjoy our time together much more now. I know he is happier at your home with all his housemates and all the activities you plan for them.”
“Thank you so much for all you do to make Phoebe happy and so well cared for. It is so much appreciated.”