Heather has a large family who loves and cares for her and her parents who’ve raised her, protected her, and included her fully in family life for over 40 years.
As her siblings grew older and began families of their own, Heather continued to live with her parents well into adulthood. While her parents were at work, she would attend a local Day Program. She would come home each day to an empty house until her parents would return from work. Her social interactions outside of family events were limited and she had to rely on her parents for every decision and interaction. She has been the center of her parent’s lives for decades and all their decisions and interactions relied on her. They became faced with a familiar worry that every parent of an adult child with intellectual disabilities has…who will provide the same love and care for their child when they no longer can? After a lot of research and prayers, they decided to move Heather into a community residential home operated by Passavant Memorial Homes (PMH).
Heather also holds a job at Wendy’s where she actively greets customers, keeps the dining area clean, and performs a variety of other tasks to support smooth operation of the restaurant. Her managers at the store, Sarah and Kristin, enjoy working with Heather and state that that “Heather enjoys her job because she loves being around people, customers and employees alike. She keeps things running smoothly by keeping the dining area clean and keeping the crew members and customers in a great mood throughout the day.”
PMH operates more than 140 community residential homes. Individuals living in our community homes enjoy living in residential neighborhoods with staff support available 24 hour a day. Every individual is encouraged to engage in a variety of vocational, recreational, spiritual, and leisure opportunities. PMH staff assist our residents as they choose and participate in events and activities in areas of personal interest. PMH strives to ensure that each individual’s needs are fulfilled and promote full and enriched lives.