Every parent wants their child to be well cared for, no matter how old they are, and Diane always thinks about what she’d want for her three grown children. Then, she goes to work, adding her personal touch. “With four young men all living under the same roof, we needed to strike a balance between form and function and safety, but we don’t want the houses to be like so many group homes, which are often cold and sterile,” she said. Diane makes sure they are just the opposite and adds big comfy couches and ottomans and cozy blankets, and she covers the walls with artwork.
Giving each resident their own personal space is also important. Besides their own bedrooms, residents can find cozy nooks carved out where they can eat a meal, play a game, or work on a puzzle. Each home has some extras, whether it’s a patio for summer barbecues, basketball hoops for pick-up games, or exercise equipment to keep in shape.