SAFE at Home

Sustaining Access to Functional Environments at Home

 

Making Community Based Living Safe and Sustainable

DebPeople with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities benefit from the social inclusion and self-determination of community based living. Many who achieve this level of independence have worked diligently to attain and maintain a place of their own, and deserve the supports necessary to ensure sustainability.

 

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming’s SAFE at Home was created to help people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities maintain safe and healthy living outside of certified residential settings.  The program provides the clinical supports, which some individuals may find necessary, to maintain health and safety in their home environment. With these supports in place we help to ensure a person’s wellbeing, quality of life, and right to live in an environment of their own choosing.

 

Qualifying individuals live in their own apartments, live with a friend of their choosing, or reside at home with caregivers. Within these environments, program participants demonstrate need for increased clinical care to manage their health, safety and ongoing success.

 

Each participant receives routine nursing visits (providing oversight and training), on-call nursing support, and access to direct clinical therapies in their home environments, at no cost to themselves.

 

Our Mission

Smiling facesThe Mission of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming is to empower and support people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be independent, productive and dignified members of our community. SAFE at Home upholds this mission by affording individuals the supports they need to sustain community based living, in non-certified settings.

 

Benefits of SAFE at Home:

  • Helps individuals to utilize proactive and preventative health care options
  • Supports consistent follow through with medications and medical recommendations
  • Provides direct clinical therapies (OT, PT, SW, SLP and Nutrition) in the home environment where these therapies are most effective
  • Provides access to adaptive equipment and small scale home modifications to increase the safety and functionality of the home environment

With these supports in place, it is the main goal of SAFE at Home to enhance the health and safety of program participants, in order to help them sustain the most independent home environment of their own choosing. Additionally we aim to minimize unnecessary use of emergency medical services, hospital reentry, and transition to higher levels of care such as certified residential opportunities and skilled nursing level of care.

 

Enrollment

TherapyFor more information on the SAFE at Home program, please contact:

 

Daniel Gallagher
Coordinator of Clinical Services
585-658-2828 ext. 367
dgallagher@lwarc.org

 

To request a referral packet, or to submit a referral, please contact:

 

Rebekah Diegelman
Office Manager
585-658-2828 ext. 129
rdiegelman@lwarc.org

 

Referrals are reviewed, approved and prioritized based on need, by the Coordinator of Clinical Services. Each program participant receives access to regular nursing visits and on-call nursing supports. Please note, on-site nursing services are intended for oversight and skills development, not medical care.

 

Access to direct clinical therapies (OT, PT, SW, SLP, Nutrition) is based on the assessed needs of each individual participant. Scope of practice may vary from acute needs for assessment and recommendations, to longer term needs for ongoing therapies.