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> Community Reentry Neighbor Spotlight
reentry is at the heart of our mission at Northeast Center
for Special Care.
Community reentry or community reintegration is an
interdisciplinary approach. It includes a strong
working relationship between the Interdisciplinary Team, the
Resident-Neighbor, their family and the community agencies who
will provide the services needed to support the independent
living of the person.
Whether it be an acquired brain injury, stroke, spinal cord
injury, medical acuity, pulmonary or respiratory condition
the focus is always to assist the resident-Neighbor to the
point of being able to live at the most integrated setting.
L., one of our Northeast Center for Special Care
"Graduates," for several years has lived in
the community since his discharge. Marty has his own
apartment and is employed and lives independently with
support. Besides rehabilitation and recovery, the
community reentry staff at Northeast Center advocated intensively for his
community placement. Marty (R), stands with Jane
Keating, RN, and Gerry Brooks, MA, CCC, CBIST, Brain Injury Program Director during
a visit to Northeast Center.
We look at every individual who comes to us as having the
potential to return to the community - no matter what their
medical, neurobehavioral or rehabilitation status is.
This dedication to our mission is what has enabled the
talented staff at Northeast Center for Special Care to
assist hundreds of our Resident-Neighbor
"Graduates" to return to the
From its inception in the mid-1990ís and since our opening
in March of 1999, the Northeast Center for Special Care mission
is the rehabilitation and reentry of our Resident-Neighbors
to the most integrated settings. Our mission was set well
before the Olmstead vs. L.C. Supreme Court Decision in June
Our community reentry staff and social workers work
diligently to advocate for our Resident-Neighbors and
arrange support services. We work closely with
agencies such as:
York State Department of Health Home and
Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver for
Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury Program.
of Mental Retardation and Developmental
Disabilities (OMRDD) Home and Community-Based Services
Medicaid Waiver program.
Department of Social Services Offices.
Directed Personal Assistance Programs.
a moment and read the stories of a few of our
Resident-Neighbors who have "graduated" from our rehabilitation
programs as well as those who have have
returned to the community. That is the work we do here at
Northeast Center for Special Care.
of our success stories:
H. - NEW!
I. - NEW!