Open Doors (Money Follows the Person)
Open Doors helps people living in nursing homes and intermediate care facilities to receive home and community based services. This includes giving information about the services and supports that are available where people live. There are transition specialists at Independent Living Centers in counties all over New York State.
Transition specialists will meet with people with disabilities and / or family members to identify support services needed to achieve or regain independence and community living. Those services may include:
- Community Preparedness Education, to make sure that individuals have the information and skills they need as soon as they return to the community.
- Identifying specific services to meet individual needs.
- Finding affordable, accessible housing that meets individual needs and preferences.