Waiver Respite Services
At HCA, our Respite program offers parents, families and caregivers a well-deserved rest by providing short-term care for individuals with developmental disabilities. HCA provides Waiver Respite in a variety of ways based on the needs of the family. Whether it’s an hour or a week, the respite program can be utilized by children, adolescents, and adults who are enrolled in the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program.
Hourly Respite allows for a provider to go directly to the individual’s home to provide care. This is often helpful for those individuals that have difficulty with change. Providers can also accompany the individual out in the community to engage in activities and events.
After School Respite
Respite is also provided in the form of an after school program at the local Glenwood BOCES site. This programs runs from 2:30pm to 6:00pm and can assist families in providing care for individuals during the after school hours. Individuals are able to have a snack and engage in unstructured activities to unwind after their school day.
Our Respite House, located at 147 Front Street in Binghamton, has seven bedrooms with the potential to accommodate eight individuals for overnight stays. This facility can accommodate a family’s need for a longer term respite period compared to the Hourly and After School Respite. There is a large open activity area and a full kitchen to accommodate dining in a family-style atmosphere.
For more information on our respite program, please contact HCA’s Free-standing Respite Manager at (607) 348-0417 x505.
HCA offers Community Habilitation services to enable individuals to live with the greatest degree of independence possible. An individualized plan is written, with the input of the individual's treatment team, to facilitate community inclusion, integration, and relationship building in community settings. This service is available to individuals that live at home, are eligible for OPWDD services, and have a current ISP. There is no cost for participants. Transportation is provided by the staff member who is providing service to the individual.
For more information on our residential habilitation, please contact HCA’s Community Supports Coordinator at (607) 343-9221.
Medicaid Service Coordination
We provide Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) or Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Plan of Care Support Coordination (PCSS) to individual’s of all ages with developmental disabilities. We broker and link people to services in the community and advocate for people’s individual needs. We provide lifelong support to our individuals and their families and help to obtain environmental modifications, adaptive equipment and other necessary supports and services to enhance and promote independence, health and safety in their lives.
For more information on how you or your child may be eligible for Medicaid Service Coordination and/or HCBS services, please contact HCA Medicaid Service Coordinator Supervisor at (607) 217–0066 x409.