Support Services


Health Care Support Services Team

Our health service team supports the people we serve on an individual level. The team is comprised of seven nurses, a pharmacist, and nutritionist who complement and function together with the philosophy of Person-Centered Care.

  • Health care plans created for each individual are annually reviewed and updated:
  • Medication administration monitored electronically
  • Regular assessment of health conditions
  • Recommendations for occupational, physical and speech therapies as needed
  • Consultation with other healthcare professionals
  • Consultation with family members, guardians, social workers, and outside agencies

Our level of care is unsurpassed in the field of direct care, contributing significantly to Hammer’s reputation as an industry leader.

Onsite Nursing Staff

Hammer’s in-house team of registered and licensed practical nurses is dedicated to maintaining the best possible health care and safety standards for the people we serve. Our nurses administer solutions and provide support to Hammer staff, ensuring that health and safety standards are upheld. Our nurses stay current with research and best practices by regularly attending seminars and conferences. They are also members of the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association, a professional organization for nurses serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

For more information on our nursing services, contact

Brandon Eddy at 952-277-2425 or

Case Management

Contracted Case Management services help us to better support people with disabilities. In February 2007, Hennepin County chose Hammer as one of a few private agencies authorized to provide case management services as an alternative for families. A case manager is a vital link to help families navigate the social service system.

Our case managers are required to follow county and state standards. They must have the minimum of a bachelor’s degree, must meet the state standards for the provision of case management services, and receive ongoing training. We serve individuals who are eligible for the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver and the Developmental Disability Waiver within Hennepin County and the surrounding areas.

For more information contact Rachel Thomas at 952-277-2462 or