Open Doors Transition Center has transition specialists to directly assist people in nursing homes to access the services they need to return to the community. The transition specialists also work with people in Intermediate Care Facilities who are moving to community settings or are transitioning to a model of increased community integration in their current home.
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Currently living in a nursing facility, hospital, or Intermediate Care Facility/IID for more than 60 consecutive days (excluding Medicare covered rehabilitative care that is expected to be short-term in nature);
Chooses to move to a qualified community residents, such as;
A residence owned or leased by an individual or his/her family;
A residence in the community in which no more than four unrelated individuals live
An apartment with an individual lease with lockable access and egress, and which includes living, sleeping, bathing, and cooking areas over which the individual of his/her family has control.
Counties Served: Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Jefferson and St. Lawrence
Peer Outreach and Referral Program
The Open Doors Peer Advocacy Program is a group of people who have lived in institutional settings and then moved to home and community-based settings, and who have received services and support where they live. Peer Advocates visit nursing homes and developmental centers to share their experiences with residents and support people who want to move to the community.
Counties Served: Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga and Oswego
For more information visit the NYAIL Open Doors Transition Center webpage: