Retirement and Nursing Homes Where Deaf and Deaf-Blind People Reside

Updated June 30, 2004

CALIFORNIA

Commission on Compassion

Deaf-Blind Ministries

6819 N. Figurea Street, Apt 16

Los Angeles, CA  90042

323-257-3868 voice/TTY

Jim Hansen, contact person

jhansen@biblicadministries.org

www.deafblind-la.org

This facility consists of 35 apartment units made up of one and two-bedroom units.  Rent is around $375/month, not including utilities.  Services offered include laundry facilities, exercise room, lounge, dining room, chapel and social activities.  Dinner is served nightly for a small fee if interested.

 

KANSAS

Johnson County Nursing Center

11875 S. Sunset, Suite 100

Olathe, KS  66061

913-477-8227 voice

Marynell Hendricks, social worker

marynell@jcnc.info

www.jcnc.info

This nursing facility has been in existence for many years, but relocated to a new facility in the last five years.  Johnson County Deaf Services is located on-site, with easy interpreter availability for programming and doctor visits. 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Homes for the Deaf

154 Water Street

Danvers, MA  01923

978-774-0445 voice/TTY

978-739-4010 TTY

Penny Donahue, coordinator DB program

nehomedeaf@aol.com

www.covenanths.org

http://www.covenanths.org/locations_detail.asp?id=32 (specific info)

Established in 1901, the facility provides residential services, assisted living environments including healthcare, private rooms, recreational activities, meals, outings and interpreters.  All services are conducted in ASL both visual and tactual for persons who are also Deaf-Blind. 

 

OHIO

Columbus Colony Elder Care (CCEC)

1150 Colony Drive

Westerville, OH  43081

888-891-5055 toll free

614-891-5055 voice/TTY

info@columbuscolony.org

www.columbuscolony.org

CCEC is a 150-bed nursing facility offering both skilled and intermediate care to deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing people.  CCEC is a HKNC affiliate agency, built in 1979.  It is owned and operated by the Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association. 

 

OREGON    

Chestnut Lane

1219 NE Sixth Street

Gresham, OR 97030

877-674-0364 toll free

503-674-0364 voice

503-618-9264 TTY

Darla

darlathompson@verizon.net

www.deafnw.com

This Assisted Living facility specializes in service to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind residents.  Opened in 2003, this new high-rise is located minutes from Portland.  Studio or one-bedroom apartments are universally accessible.  One floor is specifically designed for deaf-blind residents. Many services are provided including personal care, housekeeping, assistance with medications, dining room, hair salon, computer room, wellness program, social and recreational events and transportation to services and supports in the nearby community. 

 

Apartment Living Specifically for Persons Who Are Deaf-Blind

Updated June 30, 2004

CALIFORNIA

Commission on Compassion

Deaf-Blind Ministries

6819 N. Figurea Street, Apt 16

Los Angeles, CA  90042

323-257-3868 voice/TTY

Jim Hansen, contact person

jhansen@biblicadministries.org

www.deafblind-la.org

This facility consists of 35 apartment units made up of one and two-bedroom units.  Rent is around $350/month, not including utilities.  Services offered include laundry facilities, exercise room, lounge, dining room, chapel and social activities. 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Homes for the Deaf

154 Water Street

Danvers, MA  01923

978-774-0445 voice/TTY

978-739-4010 TTY

Penny Donahue, coordinator DB program

nehomedeaf@aol.com

www.covenanths.org

http://www.covenanths.org/locations_detail.asp?id=32 (specific info)

Established in 1901, the facility provides residential services, assisted living environments including healthcare, private rooms, recreational activities, meals, outings and interpreters.  All services are conducted in ASL both visual and tactual for persons who are also Deaf-Blind.  The independent apartments are run through Thompson House, affiliated with their program.  This program works closely with the HKNC Regional Office in Boston and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

 

NEW YORK

New York Society for the Deaf

161 Williams Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10038

212-777-3900 voice/TTY

info@nysd.org

www.nysd.org

Residential services from NYSD are provided through the Tanya Towers Treatment Apartment (TTTA) Program.  These deaf and deaf-blind friendly apartments are specifically for adults with mental health disorders.  Many support services are provided to improve successful outcomes including case management, service coordination, individual and group counseling, social and artistic activities. 

 

OHIO

Columbus Colony Housing

Colony Drive

Westerville, OH  43081

888-891-5055 toll free

614-890-5533 voice/TTY (Total Independence)

614-890-6152 voice/TTY (Independence w/Assistance)

info@columbuscolony.org

www.columbuscolony.org

There are three distinct housing options, one provides total security with total independence.  The second provides independence with assistance.  The third is a skilled-care nursing home.  The two IL options are for deaf and deaf-blind residents of any age.  These services are owned and operated by the Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association.

 

OREGON

Chestnut Lane

1219 NE Sixth Street

Gresham, OR 97030

877-674-0364 toll free

503-674-0364 voice

503-618-9264 TTY

Darla Thompson, director

darlathompson@verizon.net

www.deafnw.com

This Assisted Living facility specializes in service to deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind residents.  Opening in 2003, this new high-rise is located minutes from Portland.  Studio or one-bedroom apartments are universally accessible.  One floor is specifically designed for deaf-blind residents.  Many services are provided including personal care, housekeeping, assistance with medications, dining room, hair salon, computer room, wellness program, social and recreational events and transportation to services and supports in the nearby community. 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Laurent Company

132 S. Dakota Avenue, #301

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-275-6660 voice

M.E. Barwacz, CEO

barwacz@laurentsd.com

www.laurentsd.com

This is a community in the development stage.  The visionaries for this project hope that Laurent, SD will become a town for signers-- hearing, deaf, and deaf-blind.  A National Advisory Board has just been selected.