Who is able to receive services from BlueWest Opportunities?
Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder that need residential or vocational supports.
Does BlueWest Opportunities offer services to children?
Yes – BlueWest Opportunities has one residential program that is licensed to serve minors. This home specializes in supporting teenagers on the Autism Spectrum.
Can a person who does not live in one of the BlueWest residential settings receive services?
Yes – BlueWest Opportunities offers services in 2 vocational centers. These services included: Innovations services, Long Term Community Supports, ADVP services, Community Networking and Supported Employment services.
How is eligibility for services determined?
Each service has defined eligibility requirements via DHHS. Contact a representative from BlueWest to inquire about service specific eligibility requirements.
How long does it take to implement services following submitting an application?
It can take 4 to 6 weeks to implement residential services due to the process of clinical evaluation and authorization of service. Additionally, logistics of moving in vary from person to person. Each person will have a transition plan developed to meet their needs.
Day and vocational services may be implemented in a shorter time frame depending on the needs of the applicant and the availability of the placement requested?
Are tours offered of sites and services?
Tours may be arranged by appointment.
Do you have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to work at BWO?
No, vaccinations are no longer mandated by the Centers for Medicaid Services and NC Department of Health and Human Services. However, BWO does strongly encourage all staff to consider receiving the vaccine and any boosters as recommended by federal and state agencies, to protect the health of our employees, residents, and our community. BWO reserves the right to require vaccinations should it be necessary to adhere to federal and state mandates, accordingly.
Are employees required to wear a mask?
Masking is no longer a requirement. However, BWO has created and implemented policies and procedures that stipulate when masking may be necessary and a requirement. These policies and procedures adhere to the recommendations of federal, local, and state health officials as related to the prevalence of COVID-19.