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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mount Olivet Rolling Acres only provide services to members of Mount Olivet Church?
No, Mount Olivet Rolling Acres is an equal opportunity provider serving people with developmental and other disabilities regardless of race or religion.

How many homes do you have and where are they located?
We operate 33 residential homes located in the following communities: Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Mayer, Minnetonka, New Hope, Norwood, Shakopee, Richfield, Victoria, and Waconia.

Do you have a waiting list for your residential homes?
We do not maintain a waiting list for future openings in our residential homes.  However; we would be pleased to meet and discuss your needs, and we will remain in contact with you regarding openings in homes in the future.

What ages do you serve?
We provide services to both adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

What funding sources do you accept?
We accept Medicaid Funded Programs including the waivers (DD, CADI, EW, CAC). We also accept CDCS and private pay.

Do you provide PCA services?
We are not a certified PCA provider, however, we do provide services similar to what a PCA does through our In-Home Services. Our In-Home Services offer families and individuals a customized plan to provide the necessary services, including: activities of daily living, personal supports, community involvement, and homemaker services.

Do you work with people with autism?
Yes, we provide services to people with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum through many of our programs, including:  Long-Term Residential, In-Home Services, Autism Day Camp, Out of Home Respite, and Adult Day Services. We also provide expert behavior assessment, family support, social skills training, and crisis/respite placements.

Do you provide weekend respite?
We provide extended weekend respite every Thursday through Sunday in our Out of Home Respite Program.  Our respite house is located in Bloomington and provides individuals and their families a unique respite option that gives participants a relaxing, safe, and fun respite environment, while allowing families or care providers a break from their daily demands.

Do you accept donations?
Yes, as a non-profit organization we accept monetary donations and gifts, and your donation is tax-deductible. If you have any questions you may contact us at info@mtolivet-mora.org.

Out of Home Respite FAQs

What is Extended Weekend Respite Care?
MORA’s Extended Weekend Respite Care provides accessible, safe, and affordable care to individuals who have significant disabilities and who may benefit from time away from home. This service provides the support critical to giving caregivers needing relief a break, and helps preserve an individual’s continued community living.

The program operates Thursday – Sunday each week throughout the year.

Who can attend respite?
The program is designed with a primary focus on adults with developmental disabilities who are in need of a respite service located out of their home.

The program is designed to meet a variety of needs related to accessibility, personal care, behavioral support, and activity preferences. Up to four clients can be served at a time.

Who are the staff members that will be caring for the participants?
Our program maintains a staffing ratio of 2:4 during awake hours and has one staff who is awake and an on-duty overnight. Our staff is comprised of highly trained direct support professionals. MORA policy is that all respite staff members are at least 18 years old and have previous experience working with people with disabilities. All staff members go through a thorough screening, which includes a criminal background check. Once on board, all staff members complete a detailed orientation program and attend in service training throughout the year.

What services are provided through out of home respite?
MORA will provide a quality home environment with person-centered supports and services designed to meet the unique needs of each individual client served.

Individualized supports include: Personal care assistance, behavior support, recreation and leisure activities, community integration, health care, and medication administration.

All clients will be offered three healthy meals a day plus snacks. Menus are planned with attention given to client preferences and needs, and in accordance with the recommended daily allowances of foods. Special diet needs can be accommodated as ordered by a physician.

Where does Extended Weekend Respire Care take place?
MORA’s respite house is located at 1601 Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, Minnesota. The home is in a residential neighborhood, walking distance from a park, and a short drive from many community activities. This one-story home has historically been used to provide services for individuals with disabilities and therefore is equipped with accessibility features needed to serve individuals who use a wheelchair or have other mobility concerns. The interior of the home features four private bedrooms, accessible bathroom facilities, and multipurpose areas suitable for leisure activities and socializing.

The exterior of the home is fenced in and provides ample space for outdoor activities. The home is equipped with a fire warning and sprinkler system.

This home is not a licensed foster care home and therefore is considered unlicensed housing. All residential building and safety codes are met.

What if a participant needs medical care? Who provides it?
All staff members are trained to assist individuals with personal care needs and to provide general first aid. In addition, a nurse is available for consultation throughout the weekend if needed. Should a participant become ill during their stay, the caregivers will be notified and asked to pick up the individual.

Can I visit to see the site?
Yes! We would be more than happy to show you our facilities. Tours of the site can be arranged at almost any time on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays. Please contact our office at (952) 474 5974 to schedule a tour.

Participants can fund their stay using either the DD or CADI waivers, CDCS, or private pay.

How do I sign up for out of home respite?
Interested individuals should submit a completed respite care application packet to MORA a minimum of three weeks prior to their first requested weekend. The information will then be reviewed by staff for an assessment of needs and compatibility. If using waiver funding to pay for respite, clients must have county of responsibility approval for use of this setting for respite and a service agreement authorizing funding.

Once a client has been admitted into the program, they are able to register for a trial weekend. After the first respite care visit, if all parties are in agreement that MORA can meet the needs of the client, return visits may be scheduled when there are available openings and as their budgets allow.

Application materials are available on our website or call our main office at (952) 474-5974 to request an application packet by mail.

Adult Day Services FAQs

What is Adult Day Services?

MORA’s Adult Day Services provides an accessible, reliable, safe, and affordable service to adults with disabilities that is a positive alternative to vocational jobs, options for retirement, and other day programs currently available.

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres Adult Day Services meets the conditions of Adult Day Care licensure as set by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to serve 24 adults with functional impairments daily, and is considered licensed.

Who can attend Adult Day Services? 

MORA Adult Day Services serves individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities that are either retired or desire a social and leisure based alternative to traditional day programs. However, MORA Adult Day Services reserves the right to discontinue services for any of the following reasons:

• Dangerous behavior concerns that require 1:1 care, endanger the safety of the individual/others, or consistently disrupt the program

• Healthcare needs that require care beyond the program’s capabilities

What are the days and hours the program is in operation? 

MORA Adult Day Services operates from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday, with the first and last hour of the day being reserved for transportation. MORA Adult Day Services will provide transportation to and from the base location if needed. Participants utilizing transportation services will be picked up and dropped off at an assigned time within the hour window. Those participants not requiring transportation services should plan on being on site from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Arrangements will be made for participants arriving early or departing later due to scheduled transportation routes. Other early arrivals or late departures will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Participants are asked to enroll for all five days of the week. MORA Adult Day Services will be closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, MORA Adult Day Services will be closed the Friday before the holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, MORA Adult Day Services will be closed the Monday after the holiday.

Who are the staff members that will be caring for the participants? 

Our program maintains a staffing ratio of 1:3. Our staff is comprised of highly trained direct support professionals. MORA policy is that all staff members are at least 18 years old and have previous experience working with people with disabilities. All staff members go through a thorough screening, which includes a criminal background check. Once on board, all staff members complete a detailed orientation program and attend in-service training throughout the year.

What services are provided through the program? 

MORA will provide a safe and comfortable environment with person-centered supports and services designed to meet the unique needs of each individual client served. Individualized supports include: personal care assistance, behavior support, recreation and leisure activities, a healthy lunch and snacks, community integration, health care, and medication administration. In addition, a registered nurse is available for consultation during program hours, our menus for meals and snacks are developed by a registered dietitian and our fitness activities are monitored by a licensed physical therapist.

Is transportation available? 

Limited transportation services may be available to participants residing within a 35-mile (round trip) radius of the facility. Interested participants should contact program staff to check on openings and availability of routes.

What if a participant needs medical care? Who provides it?

All staff members are trained to assist individuals with personal care needs and to provide general first aid. In addition, a nurse is available for consultation if needed. Should a participant become ill during their stay, the caregivers will be notified and asked to pick up the individual.

Can I visit to see the site? 

Yes! We would be more than happy to show you our facilities. Tours of the site can be arranged at almost any time on Monday through Friday. Please contact our office at (952) 474-5974 to schedule a tour.

What funding sources are accepted? 

Currently, MORA Adult Day Services is able to bill for individuals on the MR/DD waiver and CADI waiver. Participants wishing to pay privately are also welcome.

How do I sign up for Adult Day Services? 

Interested individuals should call (952) 474-5974 or visit our contact page.