Photos: A look back at a summer at group home for disabled adults


Caregiver Francis Ebuchu holds the phone for Jimmy Mossow
1 Direct support professional Francis Ebuchu holds the phone for Jimmy Mossow so he can schedule his own haircut appointment on June 12, 2017. 
Cat and Rosie look after Sarah Gonella.
2 Caregivers Cat McNamara, right, and Rosie Moriarty look after Sarah Gonella after she had a seizure before breakfast the morning of June 21, 2017. Sarah suffers from epilepsy, and the combination with her other disabilities can make her seizures very subtle, requiring her caregivers to be familiar with the details of her behavior. 
Nikki Theyson uses an electronic lift to get Jimmy Mossow out of bed.
3 Caregiver Nikki Theyson uses an electronic lift to get Jimmy out of bed in the morning on June 20, 2017. 
Jimmy and David wait for the bus with Rosie.
4 Moriarty waits for the bus at the end of the driveway with Jimmy and David G. before they head to work the morning of June 20, 2017. Going to work doesn't always mean a job — residents of Diane Road attend a number of different day programs where they can do crafts and activities and get a pay check. 
Sarah and David hold hands.
5 Sarah and David hold hands on board the bus to their day program. Their caregivers say David never lets Sarah sit on the outside seat of the bus and the two hold hands on the ride to and from work. 
Jimmy receives medication from a caregiver.
6 Jimmy receives medication from a caregiver on July 25, 2017. Caregivers are responsible for measuring, preparing and administering a wide variety of medications specific to each resident, despite having no state certification. 
A room after the death of a resident.
7 A room sits empty after the death of a resident, on June 19, 2017. Group homes like Diane Road also provide hospice care for people with disabilities. 
Sarah sleeps holding hands with house coordinator Chelsey Knop.
8 Sarah sleeps holding hands with house coordinator Chelsey Knop on the morning of Aug. 4, 2017.