History & Mission
LLM’s founder, Jeanene Mader, and her family have been actively involved in supporting individuals with disabilities. Their family home, in fact, has been a “safe haven” for those in need. In 1996, the Maders opened their hearts and home to a wonderful young lady that was left abandoned and homeless after a life-altering car accident. She was immediately loved and soon became an addition to their family when Jeanene legally adopted her. After years of trying to find the best types of support in the community, Jeanene discovered that the appropriate supports and services that her daughter needed were not as readily available as they should be. Because of her conviction that every person deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, she was determined to make a difference! In 2007, Jeanene founded Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries and began offering Residential Supports, Community Living Supports and Adult Day Training supports to those in need. The rest is history….
LLM is regulated and certified to provide services for an individual with mental retardation or a developmental disability under the 907 KAR 1:145 Supports for Community Living Waiver in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Mental Retardation is defined as: A person that has significantly sub-average intellectual functioning; An intelligence quotient of approximately seventy (70) or below; Concurrent deficits or impairments in present adaptive functioning in at least two (2) areas: Communication, Self-Care, Home Living, Social or Interpersonal Skills, Use of Community Resources, Self-Direction, Functional Academic Skills, Work, Leisure, or Health and Safety; and had an onset before eighteen (18) years of age.
When providing services to an individual, LLM uses a community inclusion concept as a solution to the traditional institution living. We are committed to investing in services that work by making a positive, measurable difference in people’s lives and, in turn, impacting communities. Measurable results within a community that demonstrate positive outcomes include: safer neighborhoods, a more productive work force, higher contributing citizens, more successful students, and a better quality of life for community residents. To achieve the community inclusion concept, LLM must continually provide education to the community. Only when society fully accepts disabled individuals as equals and empowers them to participate in the life of the community will inclusion be realized.
Most importantly, LLM strives to achieve two main goals when supporting an individual:
- LLM is Person-Centered: We aim to help our Consumers solve their problems, improve their circumstances, develop their potential, and become self-sufficient. Every type of service that is provided to clients is individualized to their preferences and differs greatly from one person to the next.
- LLM is Results-Oriented: We measure our results by the progress and success of our consumers. We believe in the empowerment of people with disabilities. We respect an individual’s right to privacy, the right to be treated with dignity, and we value personal differences, preferences, and aspirations. We are here to identify options and present those options to our consumers.
ADULT DAY TRAINING (ADT)
This service supports the SCL, MPW, or MFP recipient to participate in daily meaningful routines in the community, and it stresses training in the activities of daily living, self-advocacy, adaptive and social skills, and vocational skills. On-site services should lead to the acquisition of skills and abilities for work and/or community participation. Off-site services are provided in a variety of community settings, promoting inclusion and natural supports. This support is provided to recipients age twenty-two (22) or older; or if service is needed as a transition process from school to work or adult support services, recipient’s age sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21) may be eligible.
LLM continues to improve and enhance our state-of-the-art ADT facility, The Revival Center. The ADT Program is designed to integrate education with active participation in activities to promote the highest level of independence. Common activities that are accomplished at The Revival Center include: Health and Wellness, Computer Training, Money Management, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Sensory Development, Literacy Training, Current Events, Around the World Program, Cooking Classes, and Socialization.
This service supports the SCL or MPW recipient by taking a team approach to improving quality of life and advocating for the health, safety, and welfare of each client. Together with our Case Manager, LLM develops thoughtful care plans that focus on individual goals and objectives, medical care and healthy lifestyle maintenance, and fun through community inclusion and involvement. In addition, we promote the ‘freedom of choice’ for all individuals and encourage this practice regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, etc.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS (CS)
This service supports the SCL or MPW recipient by providing one-on-one training and assistance for individuals who live in their own family residence. This type of support can include a variety of activities such as shopping, household care, personal care, and taking part in community activities. CS providers engage the individual in fun activities that help them learn daily life skills and increase independence while in their home and in community settings.
CS continues to be LLM’s leader in supports. The CS department has continued to experience exceptional growth due to word-of-mouth marketing and outside referrals from satisfied clients and families.
Residential Supports provide 24-hour supervision and training in activities such as laundry, household care, self-care, shopping, money management, socialization, and leisure activities. This service supports the SCL, MPW, or MFP recipient.
This service supports the SCL, MFP or MPW recipient by providing a time of rest or relief for those persons normally caring for an individual. This service is only available to an individual living in a family home residence and is not available for those living in a group home or staffed residence.
LLM provides several different options for clients and families to utilize respite supports. First, we do allow individuals to use the open rooms in the residential homes when needed. This time not only allows a break for families but also provides extra socialization for clients residing in the residential homes. The second option is to arrange for LLM staff to stay at the client’s home for an extended period of time while the family or caregiver is away. The last option we use for respite is our ADT Center on Saturdays. Where the center is primarily used for goal-oriented education during the week, it is also used as a respite center on Saturdays. This again allows a break for families and also promotes socialization for our clients. Saturday respite at the center is a program that no other provider currently offers and we are looking to growing this program.
This service supports the SCL, MPW, or MFP recipient to help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities through the guidance of a certified Physical Therapist.
This service supports the SCL or MPW recipient by providing intensive, ongoing support to maintain paid employment in an environment in which an individual without a disability is employed. Services include job coaching for the individual, job placement, negotiation of jobs to meet the needs of employers and applicants, side-by-side training in the workplace, and continued support and guidance throughout the job.
This program, based upon approval, may also include self-supported employment.
This service supports the SCL, MPW, or MFP recipient with the therapeutic use of self-care, work and play activities to enhance development and achieve as high a level of independence and quality of life as possible. This may include adaptation of tasks or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance quality of life. A licensed Occupational Therapist, or an Occupational Therapy Assistant supervised by a licensed Occupational Therapist, may provide this support.
This service supports the SCL, MPW, or MFP recipient through the work of a certified Speech Therapist. Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.
LLM offers resources available within the community and provides referrals to other provider agencies based upon the individual’s needs. Some of the available options include: Behavior Support, Group Homes, Psychological Services, and Medical Professional options including specialized medical equipment and supplies. A list of providers in our demographic is available to all consumers/families upon request.
If you are interested in receiving any of the described services, please contact our administration at 859-245-2233 or at email@example.com more
A book that helps someone learn to read. A ticket to see a star basketball team in action. A membership to the YMCA. Technology to gain real world job skills. A monetary donation to Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries allows us to provide these types of opportunities to the individuals we serve. $5 can improve a life, $50 can better a life, $500 can change a life. Donate today!
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Volunteers are a critical element of the supports LLM provides. In each department, volunteers will have the opportunity to develop life long mentoring relationship, help a member of their community access resources and help someone build an abundant, fulfilling life of their choosing. If you are interested in volunteering one day, one week or ongoing, please contact us using the form below!
Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries is a dynamic program that serves a diverse array of individuals. To provide this type of individualized support, a variety of supplies are always needed. If you are interested in donating material goods rather than making a financial contribution, please review the list below for some of the items we consistently need:
- Cleaning Supplies
- Exercise Equipment
- Gently used young adult reading material
- Gently used laptop or desktop computers
- Arts and Craft Supplies
- Canned Foods
- Computer Paper
Please complete the form below if you are interested in donating any of the above items: