Individuals participating in the program will need well-coordinated medical /dental services. To ensure that the consumer’s participating in program services have a well-coordinated health care plan Cerebral Palsy of Ulster county provides each disabled individual with comprehensive nursing services. Our RN and LPN nursing staff ensure that everyone who is providing care is knowledgeable about the consumer’s medication, health care needs, medical appointments, and daily and routine medical treatments.
With the consumer’s consent, the nurse will serve as the hub of the consumer’s medical services team ensuring that all community medical providers are working together to support the consumer’s health. They will assist the consumer as needed by scheduling medical appointments and follow up visits, coordinating transportation to medical appointments with the consumer and the family care provider. The nurse locates medical providers, as needed, regarding specialty services and acts as the liaison with the local hospitals.
The nurses also ensure that all HIPAA privacy requirements are followed by staff and that tracking systems created to monitor renewal dates for medications and annual medical appointments are kept current.