Wingspan Life Resources homes are just like yours — there are always maintenance needs such as painting and refurbishing, replacing appliances, maintaining driveways and the list goes on and on. Additionally, the limited mobility of some of our residents oftentimes means building ramps for wheelchair access, adapting doorways, flooring and bathrooms to accommodate wheel chair. Each year we evaluate the need for new furnaces, air conditioners and roofs. These maintenance costs usually run about $160,000 annually in addition to $140,000 per year for utilities and insurance costs.
We drive our residents to medical appointments, therapy sessions, day programs or job and to outings and events that allow them to experience the joys of being out in the community. Their mode of transport is an aging fleet of 36 vehicles; some of which are 10-plus years old and that have clocked more 100,000 miles. Sixteen of our vehicles are handicap accessible with lifts to help those residents who have limited mobility. Due to the age of the fleet, we anticipate approximately $65,000 in repair and maintenance costs and another $35,000 annually in insurance fees.