Special Categories of Homes
More than 20 years ago, Angel View was approached by a group of concerned parents looking for a culturally sensitive environment for several Orthodox Jewish children with developmental disabilities. A wonderful partnership began that has lasted through the decades.
Angel View operates two ICF/DD-H Kosher houses in Desert Hot Springs where 12 adults with developmental disabilities currently reside: Joel’s House and Friedman House.
We provide 24-hour compassionate care, but these residences are far more than long-term care facilities. The houses are truly homes where our residents thrive. We have created warm, caring environments with full Kosher kitchens; we make every attempt to honor Jewish holidays and to incorporate our residents’ religion and traditions into their lives.
Many thanks to our friends at Jewish Federation of the Desert and Tamarisk Men's and Women's Associations for their steadfast support of these special homes.
In 1999, a pilot program was established by the State of California to test a new category of healthcare facility. The new category was designed for individuals with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions. Thanks to the program's success, this has now become a regular licensing category called Developmentally Disabled - Continuous Nursing Care (DD/CNC). It provides care for individuals who otherwise would need to stay in a sub-acute facility.
- Tracheostomy care with ventilator dependence
- Frequent medical and/or nursing intervention such as: respiratory therapy, hemodialysis, special feeding requirements, IV administration of medicines, wound care.
- Tracheostomy care with ventilator
- Complex medical and nursing needs
Timmy spent his childhood baffling the medical community. His digestive issues and seizure activity were so profound, doctors didn’t understand how he could still be alive. His mom devoted herself to medical research and finding a place that could care for her son. Between hospitalizations, he lived in various group homes in New York. At the last one, he had so many injuries his mom sought another solution. They headed west.
Since moving into an Angel View home, Timmy is calmer, more expressive, and has far fewer seizures. He loves the staff, his housemates, our therapy dogs and his word board. He’s so adored by staff, his mother says happily, “Now he has more than one mommy.”