Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Services

Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver Services are awaiting final approval and are in the process of being set up. When we begin providing these services we will update this page and contact those individuals and families that submit a request through our contact page, email to or call and leave us a  message requesting us to notify them.

Beacon Place provides services for elderly and disabled clients through the NYS Medicaid Waiver Nursing Home Transition and Diversion and their families: some at our Highland Mills site in Orange County, New York, and others in the client’s home or community. We serve Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester, Sullivan and Dutchess Counties.

As with our TBI Waiver services a number of our clients come to Beacon Place through the Medicaid Waiver Program. Others have private insurance or are self-pay. Referrals come from a variety of sources. Whichever path leads our clients to us and whatever the method of payment, Beacon Place provides person-centered services tailored to an individual’s needs and goals at his or her own pace. The client is not only a team member, but the key decision maker: this is treatment as it should be.

Beacon Place is a NYS DOH approved provider of TBI Medicaid Waiver Services. Though these services are provided to those on the Waiver they are also available for self-pay or payments from a trust. Our Waiver Services include:

Service Coordination 

We are approved to offer Service Coordination, which is the access point onto the New York State NHTD Medicaid Waiver Program. Service Coordinators work alongside individuals to identify goals and objectives for optimal independence, functional capacity, and quality of life. Together, a participant and Service Coordinator create and develop a comprehensive service plan which acts as a roadmap to guide participants to their fullest potential.

In addition, Service Coordinators act as a gateway to community resources for participants. They administer service options for participants to choose if, when, and where they wish to enroll in a Structured Day Program (SDP) or related support services, such as Community Integration Counseling (CIC), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Intensive Living Skills Training (ILST) services.

Service Coordinators also set up social and community-based transportation and collaborate with participants to make sure that they are satisfied with their services and transportation is scheduled as necessary. They also make recommendations and adjustments as necessary to the service plans.

Community Integration Services (CIC)
Knowledgeable counselors are here to help individuals deal with the emotional challenges arising from living in a community. Difficulties with frustration, anxieties or relationships can be addressed. Our clients will have caring people to help help them cope with challenges. We are knowledgeable, we care and we are here to help.

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
PBIS helps people succeed if there are behavioral difficulties or challenges that put him or her at risk for not being able to remain in the community. A caring and knowledgeable clinician will come to the client’s home or program to provide support to help address and solve problems and challenges. One can think of this service as a “task force” called in to strongly address an issue and addressing it in a caring and supportive environment.