Cedar Lake, the region’s largest private non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that it has received $5,500 for new multi-sensory tools for the organization’s Enrichment Center. The new equipment, specifically bubble columns and fiber optic curtains, was financially assisted by Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc., a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Cedar Lake Enrichment Center (CLEC), a licensed adult day health program, provides a person- centered, structured environment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. CLEC offers a choice of scheduled classes with curriculum designed to enhance the quality of life. Vocational training and community inclusion are offered as well. The Direct Support Professionals strive for all 75 clients to gain independence and continually grow, with a staff to client ratio of 1:4. CLEC has nurses on staff that support those who are medically fragile. The program originated in 2002 at Cedar Lake Lodge and has seen steady growth since its inception, causing need for expansion. In 2010, Cedar Lake built a new facility in LaGrange to accommodate for its growth. Phase II quickly followed with completion in May 2012.
“Our sensory room is used to help create a safe space place to provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation,” states Troy Tingle, Director of Community Health Supports for Cedar Lake. “The items that the Good Samaritan Grant will fund will help develop key life skills including vocalization, gross motor skills, color recognition and tracking. Our clients and staff are excited to receive these items for they will enrich lives.”
Cedar Lake operates in Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties, has 38 properties, and supports 230 people with a staff of 400. Supports range from 24/7 support for the most medically fragile, to intermittent support for those who live independently.
About Cedar Lake
Cedar Lake is the region’s largest private non-profit care provider for adults with intellectual and development disabilities. For more information about Cedar Lake, call (502) 495-4946 or go to www.cedarlake.org