Care Coordination at Work: Steve and Roxanne

A Care Coordinator’s job is to connect and refer people to the services and supports they want and need, connecting the dots in all aspects of care. But in many cases, Care Coordinators do so much more. One such story involves a man who just wanted to track down his brother, and a Care Coordinator who knows him very well. … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Kevin and Brenna

Kevin Gaiser is a clever and determined young man. He is active in his faith and loves to go horseback riding at Centaur Stride Therapeutic Riding Facility in Chautauqua County. Kevin is also very active in his community and loves to volunteer. In fact, Kevin was named Volunteer of The Year in 2005 for his service to the Meals on … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Daniela and Dominic

A little positivity can go a long way – just take it from Daniela and Dominic! When care coordinator Dominic Seidel met Daniela Lathey in November 2018, she was in the process of starting self-direction and getting ready to move into a two-bedroom apartment with her friend at a new apartment complex. “Dominic worked very hard by Daniela’s side to … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Brayden, Grace and Wendy

Grace Davis describes her son Brayden as being a “bolter” when he was young. Brayden, who’s non-verbal, had a tendency to wander and run off, giving Grace and her husband great concerns for his safety. Today, Brayden wears a special tracking device through Project Lifesaver, which not only helps in the event of an emergency, but provides Grace a constant … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Mike E., Mike M., Rob and Abby

The care coordination model is all about building a life plan that is centered around each person’s specific, individual goals and needs when it comes to the care and services they receive. Life plans help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities connect the dots between all aspects of their care so that they can live fulfilling lives. Care coordinator Abby … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Arion and Michelle

Michelle LaRock, a care coordinator at Person Centered Services, has been managing care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 15 years. She’s watched many people grow and become successful in life, but no one’s success story touches her heart quite like the one of Arion Nelson. When Michelle became the care coordinator for Arion, who is 9 years … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Detrice and Samantha

When Care Coordinator Samantha Andrews first met Detrice, she was living with her 1-year-old son, Tyler, in her mother’s home; a home with no running water or heat, among other problems.  Samantha was determined to help Detrice, who is 23, live the safe, healthy and fulfilling life that she deserved. Detrice and Samantha worked together to find new living quarters … Read More