Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Services

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. 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 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.

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.

Community Integration Services (CIC)

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 (PBIS)

PBIS 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 (ILST)

Independent Living Skills Training Services (ILST) are individually designed to improve or maintain the ability of the participant to live as independently as possible in the community. ILST may be in the person's residence or in the community, whichever will result in the greatest positive outcome for him or her. Services may include the following: assessment, training and supervision of a personwith self-care, medication management, task completion, communitcaton skills, interpersonal skills, sensory/motor skills, mobility, community transportation skills, reduction/elimination of problematic behaviors, problem solving, money management, pre-vocational skills and ability to maintain a household.