New COVID-19 & Care Coordination Newsletter!

Person Centered Services has collaborated with Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) across New York to help capture the inspiring work of our state’s Care Coordinators!  Please read the newsletter below to learn more about how Care Coordinators are stepping up to new challenges and making a major difference during this time of need. To turn the pages, use the arrow buttons … Read More

Staying Mentally Healthy – Helpful Links For Stress & Anxiety Related to COVID-19

It is important for each of us to pay attention to our mental and emotional health during these unprecedented times.  Here are some resources, many of which are local and regional, that can help provide assistance for you and your loved ones. New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline Number: 1-844-863-9314 The new Emotional Support Line provides free and confidential … Read More

Update on Care Coordination – 3/27/20

To Individuals, Families and Caregivers: As we all continue to adapt to new ways of living in this time of social distancing and isolation, we know that caring for you and/or your loved one is more important than ever. At Person Centered Services, these recent days have been a whirlwind of change. There have been changes in how we interact … Read More

COVID-19 Resources & Information by County

During this trying time, Person Centered Services is committed to empowering the communities we serve. We are continually updating our guide for COVID-19 resources and information specific to each county. For general and regional resources found in multiple counties, please visit our “Community Resources & Information Related to COVID-19” page.   Allegany: Public Health Info, Updates & Resources – … Read More

Changes in Life Plan and Staff Action Plan Deadlines

OPWDD has offered relief regarding the completion or updating of Life Plans and Staff Action Plans during the COVID-19 crisis. On Sunday, March 22, we communicated the following to all Person Centered Services Care Coordinators: Effective March 7 and until further notice, you are NOT required to meet original deadlines for Life Plans. All current Life Plans and Staff Action … Read More

Care Coordination Organization Protocol for Identification and Prioritization of High Needs

As a Care Coordination Organization, Person Centered Services has received the following guidance on how to identify and prioritize cases that require high medical, support, or resource needs: CCO Protocol for Identification and Prioritization of High-Needs 3.18.2020 We will continue to keep individuals, families, and caregivers updated as new information emerges. Learn more about community resources and information related to … Read More

Community Resources & Information Related to COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought new challenges and obstacles in each of our lives. The closure of schools and businesses throughout our country is a cause of concern for many. Here are some resources and information that may be of assistance to you and your families during this difficult time. This page will be updated as we become aware of new opportunities. … Read More

Update on Care Coordination & Coronavirus – 3/16/20

To Individuals, Families and Caregivers: As we continue to follow the most recent circumstances regarding Coronavirus, Person Centered Services knows how important it is to keep you and/or your loved one in regular touch with your Care Coordinator.  We are doing everything in our power to provide uninterrupted, high-quality Care Coordination while at the same time keeping your health in … Read More

Person Centered Spotlight: James, Gabby and Karyn

Helping people reach their goals is what Care Coordination is all about! Moving out on your own is a common goal for many people, and James, Gabby and Karyn all had that in common. After expressing to their Care Coordinator Julie Glover their desire to move out and live independently, Julie got to work helping put the wheels in motion. … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Jerry and Tami

Jerry Popp’s love of music is undeniable. He spends most of his free time listening to music in his room, has his own drum set, and even carries CDs around so his favorite tunes are constantly at his fingertips. Having eclectic taste, artists like Marvin Gaye and Bobby Lewis top his list of favorite musicians. Behind all great musicians are … Read More