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Beyond Boundaries: Jennie’s Inspiring Story

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Living a life beyond boundaries at Cedar Lake. Sometimes, in the course of our lives, we encounter individuals whose presence leaves an indelible mark. Jennie is one of those remarkable souls. Having called Cedar Lake home for the past 23 years, she has woven a tapestry of warmth, laughter, and kindness that envelops all who … Continue reading “Beyond Boundaries: Jennie’s Inspiring Story”

Journey to Care at Cedar Lake

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Alex’s Journey to Cedar Lake’s Park Place When Cedar Lake was established in 1970, it aimed to provide parents with an option for their children, echoing the concern: “What happens to my child as I grow older, and who will care for them?” Now, marking 50 years since Cedar Lake Lodge’s inception in 1974, parents … Continue reading “Journey to Care at Cedar Lake”

GE Appliances and Cedar Lake Unite for Meaningful Impact

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In Louisville, GE Appliances stands not only as a beacon of innovation in home appliances but also as a firm supporter of community engagement and volunteerism. At the forefront of this commitment is a longstanding partnership with Cedar Lake, an organization dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Central to this collaboration is … Continue reading “GE Appliances and Cedar Lake Unite for Meaningful Impact”

Nurturing Nature’s Bond: Creasey Mahan and Cedar Lake

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Amidst the verdant embrace of Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, Cedar Lake individuals find not just solace, but unbridled joy. For years, this enchanted haven has been their cherished retreat, a place where they’ve laughed, explored, and felt truly alive. But it’s not just the natural beauty that draws them—it’s the special bond between Cedar Lake … Continue reading “Nurturing Nature’s Bond: Creasey Mahan and Cedar Lake”

DSP Support at Cedar Lake, Tara’s Story

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Tara Thurman’s journey with Cedar Lake began eight years ago when she stepped into the role of a Direct Support Professional (DSP). Since then, her dedication has fostered profound connections with the individuals she serves. In Louisville and LaGrange, Tara’s unwavering commitment shines through as she dedicates 2-4 hours per session, for 2-3 sessions each … Continue reading “DSP Support at Cedar Lake, Tara’s Story”

Dakkota’s Commitment to Volunteering at Cedar Lake

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A commitment to the greater community and volunteering at Cedar Lake. Dakkota’s manufacturing and sequencing plant in Louisville not only serves as a vital supplier for the Ford Kentucky truck plant but also plays a significant role in uplifting the local community. Embodying a culture deeply rooted in community engagement, Dakkota empowers its employees to … Continue reading “Dakkota’s Commitment to Volunteering at Cedar Lake”

Benefits of Applying Early for Kentucky Medicaid Waivers

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Applying for Kentucky’s Medicaid waivers at an early age can provide numerous benefits for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Here are a few reasons why early application is advantageous: Avoiding Waitlists: Many Medicaid waiver programs, including those in Kentucky, may have waitlists due to the high demand for services. Lifespan Planning: … Continue reading “Benefits of Applying Early for Kentucky Medicaid Waivers”

Services Offered by Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Programs

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Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver programs offer a comprehensive array of services designed to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living meaningful and independent lives in their communities. Here’s an overview of the services available under two key waiver programs. Please note, Cedar Lake does not provide all these services under the SCL and MPW … Continue reading “Services Offered by Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Programs”

Preparing for Care with Kentucky Medicaid Waivers

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Planning for care is essential for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver programs play a crucial role in providing the necessary support and services for care planning. Here’s How Individuals and Families Can Prepare with Medicaid Waivers: By engaging in proactive care planning and leveraging Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver programs, … Continue reading “Preparing for Care with Kentucky Medicaid Waivers”

Navigating the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Application Process

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Applying for Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver application and programs is a crucial step toward accessing vital support and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here’s a guide to navigating the application process: Where to Apply: The Department for Medicaid Services handles the Medicaid waiver programs in Kentucky. Individuals and families can reach out to … Continue reading “Navigating the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Application Process”

Understanding Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Programs

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Kentucky offers several Medicaid waiver programs designed to provide crucial support and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs aim to enhance independence, promote community integration, and improve the overall quality of life for participants. Here’s an overview of the key Medicaid waiver programs available in Kentucky for individuals with Intellectual and … Continue reading “Understanding Kentucky Medicaid Waiver Programs”

Cedar Lake Golf Ball Drop this June!

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Get ready to tee up for the 9th annual Cedar Lake Golf Ball Drop at Cedar Lake’s Golf Tournament on June 3! From the skies, we’ll drop up to 1,000 golf balls onto the Hurstbourne Country Club’s driving range, all in the hopes of winning fantastic prizes! Purchase your chance for just $25 per ball! … Continue reading “Cedar Lake Golf Ball Drop this June!”