The Chisago home is in a residential neighborhood located in Chisago City in Chisago County. Old Towne Road, the street directly in front of the building, has a 35 mile per hour speed limit and a paved sidewalk along the far side of the street. Several businesses and churches are within walking distance. The home is licensed for 4 residents. The home is one level with ramped entrances and has a basement area that is primarily only used for storage. All bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas are wheelchair accessible. Accessibility modifications include large, open common areas, widened hallways, a walk-in shower suitable for adaptive shower chairs and a ceiling mounted Hoyer lift system in the bath-tub room and in three of the four private bedrooms.
Typically both men and women of all ages live at the Chisago House. Primary language spoken is english. All residents typically require moderate to complete assistance with all ADLs and basic tasks that may include bathing, toileting, feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, and dressing. All individuals receive assistance with meal planning and preparation, shopping, arranging transportation, managing household tasks, medications and medical appointments, communication and managing their finances.
Supported employment services / vocational programs in the area include Chisago Lakes Achievement Center and Rise.
Residents enjoy a variety of home activities which include art and craft projects, board and card games, movies and music, outdoor activities such as gardening and walks in the neighborhood, and community activities such as shopping, dance events, and other recreational, seasonal and holiday events. The ideal person would be either male or female, and any ability level.