NYAIL (New York Association in Independent Living) is partnering with Independent Living Centers (ILCs) across the state to implement the Open Doors Transition Center Project and Peer Outreach and Referral Program as part of State’s MFP program. ILCs are disability-led grassroots organizations providing advocacy and supports to assist people with disabilities of all ages to live independently and fully integrated in their communities.
Services Offered by the Program
- Nursing Home Transition
- Nursing Home Peer Support
- OPWDD Peer Support
Some Things You Should Know
- Participation is voluntary.
- Choosing not to participate or choosing to end your participation will not affect your discharge and transition to the community.
- If you do not join the demonstration, you can still receive waiver services as long as you meet eligibility requirements.
Who is Eligible to Participate?
- Individuals who have been living for more than 90 consecutive days in a nursing facility, hospital or Intermediate Care Facility/IID (excluding Medicare covered rehabilitative care that is expected to be short-term in nature) and who are moving to a qualified community residence.
- A qualified community residence is:
- 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 or his/her family has control.
- Individuals must have received Medicaid inpatient services for at least one day prior to moving.
Soji Adu – Deputy Director
(718) 515-2800 Ext.123
Rodolfo Diaz – Peer and Transition Specialist
(718) 515-2800 Ext. 121
Anthony Lebron – Peer and Transition Specialist
(718) 515-2800 Ext. 126