Hope House FAQ’s:
What is Co-housing?
Co-housing, which is licensed in Minnesota as Adult Foster Care, is one assisted-care option where residents who qualify live as independently as possible in a home-like residence. Under Minnesota Rules, the cost of food, lodging, protection and household services may be reimbursed by county social services, if insurance or private resources are limited.
Residents of Hope House receive:
Assistance with daily living activities – personal care, cooking, mobility, transportation
Food, lodging, protection, household services social and recreational activities
24-hour care-partnering services supervised by a Care Director
Holistic care, providing for the physical, psycho-social, and spiritual needs of each individual, including medication supervision and cash management. Pastoral care and bereavement services are available upon request.
Isn't this the same as a hospice?
Not exactly. Hospices are staffed by a team of physicians, nurses and chaplains to provide palliative care for terminally-ill persons. In contrast, residents in co-housing, while unable to live independently, do not always require continuous medical care or inpatient treatment.
Why are you limited to only 4 residents at a time?
Under Minnesota’s 245D rule, adult foster care homes are limited to serving 4 residents at a time. There are many reasons to limit the number of resident’s legally, but from our perspective it allows us to provide outstanding one on one care to our residents.
Where are the homes located?
There are currently four co-housing facilities for people with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota, each limited by law to four residents. Three homes are located in Minneapolis and Hope House of St. Croix Valley in Stillwater, Minnesota.
HIV – What You Need To Know
Although not specifically mentioned in our mission, the board and staff of Hope House are committed to keeping our community informed about the prevention and care of HIV, STDs and Hepatitis. Hope House is committed to sharing information that has been properly vetted and credible.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. No effective cure exists for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled.
This section will give you basic information about HIV, STDs and Hepatitis C such as transmission, prevention, and care, including where you can get tested. If you have specific questions and would like to speak with a professional, we have made the following resources available to you.
- Minnesota Family Planning and STD Hotline
- HIV Information
- HIV (CDC.Gov)
- Hepatitis C
- Treatment/Care- HIV
For questions about Hope House, HIV or to learn more about becoming a resident, please contact us by completing the email form below. We will respond to you within the next 24 hours.
451 North Everett Street
Stillwater, MN 55082
Hope House of St. Croix Valley
451 Everett Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
P: (651) 351-0907 | F: (651) 351-9510
Located in Stillwater, Minnesota, our mission is to provide a non-judgmental home with compassionate care, respecting the dignity of people living with HIV since 1991.
Hope House welcomed its first client on December 3, 1993. Since that chilly day in late 1993, Hope House has served 86 individuals from all walks of life.
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