Beacon Place provides a wide range of services for clients with Traumatic Brain Injury 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.
Many of our clients will come to Beacon Place through the Medicaid Waiver Program (Medicaid Waiver application and accreditation under review). 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.
Information and Referral
Compassionate and informative information and education on Traumatic Brain Injury and available resources.
Structured Day Program Services
Provided at our Highland Mills site, these services focus on improving and maintaining living as independently as possible. We help with activities involving socialization, medical management, self-care, communication skills, completing tasks, organization, problem-solving skills, budgeting and money management, as well as other skills needed to succeed in a household.
Service Coordination and Community Integration Counseling (CIC)
We are approved to offer Service Coordination, which is the access point onto the New York State TBI 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
Knowledgeable counselors are here to help individuals with TBI 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
Helps the person with TBI 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.
Independent Living Skills Training
Living in the community requires a lot of skills that are sometimes challenging due to traumatic brain injury. Independent Living Skills Training helps develop and maintain those skills. Budgeting, money management, medication management, task completion, problem solving and other areas are addressed to help our clients succeed in living as independently as possible.
While we do not yet provide Service Planning services, we do accept referrals from other agencies. The Medicaid Waiver Program in the eight counties we serve have a number of dedicated and caring agencies that provide Service Coordination Services to help persons with TBI obtain Waiver Services, and coordinate their services and supports. We value our relationships with the Service Coordinators and will continue to do so when we provide those services as well.
At Beacon Place we are dedicated to serving the needs of our community. To do so we will always continue to be a work in progress dedicated to addressing the needs of the person with TBI and their families, helping to overcome all obstacles and being a place where hope never ends.