Baden Street Settlement’s Behavioral Health and Community Services provides quality professional services for adults living with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or who struggle with substance abuse. The team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to help clients set realistic goals and support them every step of the way. The goal is to help participants achieve independence and community integration.
Behavioral Health Services offers a multitude of services which include Outreach and Care Management for adults as part of Health Home of Upstate New York (HHUNY), and Respite Services under the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Baden is also participating in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program addressing health care reform. Currently, the department is in the planning phase of a Children’s Health Home program (CHHUNY).
Health Home Care Management
A Health Home Care Manager assists in creating a person-centered care plan. Care Managers assist in care coordination of medical, mental health, substance abuse, and social service needs. Care Managers collaborate with primary care physicians and service providers for follow up and communication. Care Managers also ensure all parties involved are working together and sharing pertinent information to reach the desired outcome, based on goals and objectives identified in the Care Plan. Care Managers assist with housing needs, social, community activities, and legal assistance. If hospitalized, Care Managers participate in discharge planning for a seamless transition from hospital stay to the next level of care.
Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) program
Baden Street Settlement’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) program is available for individuals who qualify for support and services. OPWDD services include:
- Medicaid Service Coordination – assist individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in gaining services and support to help meet their needs
- Plan of Care support services – an alternative form of Medicaid service coordination
- Family Education And Training – Educating families about specific disabilities and managing techniques
- Family Reimbursement Program – Family Reimbursement funds are to be considered a last resort. Other sources of support, i.e., Medicare/ Medicaid, insurance, food stamps, Public Assistance, SSI, SSA etc., should be considered first before applying for family reimbursement funds. Each application must be accompanied by documentation of the developmental disability and a written justification letter explaining the reason for your request.
- Out Of Home Respite – providing after school activities and recreation. This includes boxing, swimming, computer lab and community integration.