Group Home Resident Now Eating Without Implanted Device

Sophie, is a 35-year-old profoundly autistic, non-verbal resident of the Group Home of Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service. Up until recently, the only way Sophie could receive nourishment, supplements, and medication was through an implanted PEG tube. When we initially met Sophie, her diet consisted of five basic items including water. This regime was due largely to various environmental factors at the time. Her family cared for her in their own home, but this eventually […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/group-home-resident-now-eating-without-implanted-device/
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