Brain Injury

At Fourth Avenue Homes, we believe every person should be treated with dignity and respect in their pursuit of independence. We provide services and support to those who need them most, so they can realize their potential!

Integration & Advocacy for People with Brain Injuries

Services provided through the BI waiver can ensure people who have sustained a brain injury and related conditions can assert their choice to live their preferred life. In addition to community integration and advocacy, our trained staff provides 24-hour care in licensed residential homes. We strongly believe that when people are comfortable and at ease, they are more likely to prosper!

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Fourth Avenue Homes focuses on:

Round-the-clock support & assistance

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Personalized, case-based help

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Skill building & community connection to enhance independence

Individuals in a Fourth Avenue Home can learn living skills and household duties and also receive staff assistance. Our goal is to boost the individuals independence and level of comfort.

What we do at Fourth Avenue Homes

  • Teach day-to-day home skills to develop independence
  • Deepen a person’s connection to their local community through activities focused on socialization and participation
  • Develop health and wellness practices
  • Help with money management, income and budgeting
  • Provide medication oversight and create an easy-to-follow schedule
  • Provide transport to and from community-based activities and appointments
  • Provide behavioral support
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Services for Individuals with a Brain Injury

Fourth Avenue Homes’ services are ideal for people with brain injuries or a degenerative brain disease who need case-based assistance but not highly structured support as they want to develop their sense of self.

The individuals we support include:

  • people with brain injuries, a degenerative brain disease, or trauma who need scheduled care, assistance, and advocacy
  • people with mental health issues associated with brain injuries
  • people in a long-term recovery plan after a brain injury or head trauma incident

BI Waiver Program

A person may qualify for our services via the BI (Brain Injury) Waiver Program through the Department of Human Services of Minnesota (MNDHS).

For further information on the waiver program and inquiries about eligibility status, visit MNDHS's Brain Injury Waiver webpage.

Common eligibility requirements include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Certified as ‘disabled’ by the State of Minnesota or Social Security Administration
  • Eligible for Medicaid in Minnesota
  • Under the age of 65 when waiver period is open
  • Can receive care in a nursing facility/neurobehavioral hospital but prefers care in a licensed home
  • Has medical history and documentation proving brain injury or injuries
  • Has experienced significant behavioral/cognitive issues due to that injury or injuries

Fourth Avenue Homes Service Area

We respect the dignity, spirit, rights, and needs of each person we work with. At Fourth Avenue Homes we assist in the growth and development of people so that they can learn the skills necessary to be contributing members of their communities.

We work with individuals in the following counties:

  • Blue Earth County
  • Brown County
  • Carver County
  • Chippewa County
  • Kandiyohi County
  • Meeker County
  • Nicollet County
  • Olmsted County
  • Rice County
  • Steele County
  • Swift County
  • Winona County

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If you know someone who could benefit from help from Fourth Avenue Homes, refer them to us!

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