Community Living for Individuals with Brain Injury
Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services provides residential supports for individuals with brain injuries - and other cognitive/neurological impairments that facilitates opportunities for participation in community living and meaningful daily activities - with the needed supports and supervision to ensure the wellbeing of the individual.
The goal of our Community Living Program for Individuals with Brain Injury (CLIBI) is to empower each individual to discover his or her innate strengths, unique talents and potential to live a meaningful and productive life. This goal is accomplished by providing each individual we serve with a customized plan of support that focuses on maximizing strengths and providing the therapeutic and daily supports to help increase the individual’s capacities of self-direction, self-management and potential.
Our comprehensive effort is guided by our Advanced Philosophy of Care is which is comprised of four fundamental principles:
An Individual Support Plan (ISP) or Treatment Plan is developed for each individual. This document is the result of person-centered planning is created by the individual, a case manager from the funding agency, Devereux’s inter-disciplinary team, and the family/friends/guardian or interested parties. The ISP generally includes the following areas:
Developing self-management and independent living skills by the use of desired and relevant outcomes. Outcomes are based on the following:
Other ISP areas of support include:
Other supportive services such as art, music, speech, occupation or physical therapy, cognitive-rehabilitation.
Referrals for the CLIBI program often come directly from families, other providers, rehabilitation hospitals, attorneys, insurers, and public payers such as the Office of Long Term Living’s Support Coordination Agencies.
The CLIBI per diem rate is based on an individual’s needs for support, supervision and daily assistance. Devereux Pennsylvania accepts HCBS Waivers from Pennsylvania and other states, commercial insurance and private funding. The per diem rate includes the following services.
Services Not Included in Per Diem:
Devereux Pennsylvania has Admission and Discharge Polices. Please refer to these policies for more detailed information. Devereux’s CLIBI Admission criteria include:
An individual may be transferred or discharged from a Devereux Pennsylvania home/program if his/her interdisciplinary team demonstrates the current program cannot meet the needs of the individual. Reasons for discharge include:
At any time during an individual’s enrollment at Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services, the interdisciplinary team may recommend a transfer or discharge, or the individual may have temporarily or permanently lost funding or funding eligibility.
The director of admissions will notify the individual, family, and/or agency about the possibility of discharge and will invite and encourage interested parties to participate in an interdisciplinary team meeting to discuss available options, including discharge. Whenever possible, family and/or community integration is considered for future placements. Discharges can be made to settings such as residential treatment facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, to a family member, to an independent living arrangement in the community, or to a community-based program with staff supports.
The admissions department will work with the interdisciplinary teams to transfer the individual to an appropriate Devereux program, if available. If there is no home available to meet the needs of the individual, alternative placement will be sought within the Devereux treatment network. If these options are not available, discharge may occur outside of Devereux. Devereux will assist with placement and recommend other providers, whenever possible, however, it is the responsibility of the individual, family/guardian, and/or agency to arrange placement.
In situations regarding a loss of funding or eligibility for funding, the admissions department will make every effort to reinstate funding eligibility, or to secure funding from an alternate source. In most cases, if health and safety are not at risk for the individual or others, Devereux will continue to support an individual until another placement is identified.
Devereux will make every effort to provide 30-days written notice to an individual and his/her representatives. However, this is not always possible if there is an immediate risk to the safety and well-being of the individual or others. In these cases, immediate discharge may be needed.
It is the policy of Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services to practice non-discrimination in services. All activities with regard to referrals, admissions, placement of individuals and provision of services shall be conducted without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, sex and sexual preferences.
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