Quality Lives for People with Developmental Disabilities

Care Coordination

What is a Care Coordination?
Care Coordination promotes the concepts of informed choice, individualized services and support, and satisfaction with the help of a Care Manager. A Care Coordination Organization (CCO) is a specialized Health Home for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This comprehensive program takes a person-centered approach to determine the services that best fit an individual’s needs. The Health Home model combines developmental disability services and supports with health and wellness services, delivering a greater focus on outcomes and the positive impact they have on individuals.

What is the Focus of Care Coordination? 
The focus of Care Coordination is to assist each individual to achieve his or her unique goals and desires such as choice of home; meaningful work and/or community activities; social and leisure activities; meaningful relationships; and access to services/supports that promote optimal health. With the help of family, friends, and the Care Manager, the individual’s interests, talents, preferences, and needs to create a plan for pursuing a fulfilling life are identified.

Richmond's Care Coordination
Richmond Community Services has joined Hudson Valley Services Providers (HVSP), a group of 22 Hudson Valley agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. HVSP was formed out of the need for collaboration and a unified voice during the transition to Care Coordination and has resulted in HVSP partnering with the LIFEPlan Care Coordination Organization, which includes a network of 65 regional agencies and serves over 17,000 individuals in NY State. LIFEPlan is committed to partnering with providers to ensure choice, stability, and continuity of care for individuals and their families.

For more information on the services Care Managers provide, please visit the OPWDD website and the LIFEPlan CCO NY website.