The ICF/IID programs provide staff around the clock in three scheduled shifts to support the needs of the residents in the home. The number of staff vary based on the activities and times of day.
The DDA program provides one day and evening support staff with accessible staff during the night/sleep hours.
Direct Support Professionals act as advocates and ensure active treatment for each person on a daily basis. All of the programs are supported by a Qualified Professional and Site Director that oversee day to day operations of the home as well as monitoring programmatic implementation for the persons served. Individual Program Plans are designed to meet the needs of the person served and are updated as needs change. At least annually, there is a planning meeting and updates are made according to the progress made during the review period. Plans are intended to be flexible and updates may occur more frequently.
A clinical interdisciplinary team approach is used to ensure all identified needs are addressed. The team is comprised of an MD, RN and LPN, Registered Dietitian, Speech Language Pathologist, Pharmacist, Psychologist and Social Worker.
Parents and Guardians are also members of the team and act as the legally responsible person for the resident. They are required to attend planning and team meetings as well provide prompt response to requested consents and information needed to support the person served.
Application for services
Applications are received on an on-going basis. The Social Services Coordinator screens applications as they are received and identifies which home the applicant may be considered when an opening is available. Additionally, the application is reviewed to ensure all information is current and complete. Incomplete applications cannot be considered as an open file.
When an opening occurs, the Social Services Coordinator contacts applicants whose needs match that of the opening, to inquire of continued interest in placement. If the applicant would like to be considered for the opening, the Social Services Coordinator presents a summary of the request for placement to the team. The team screens each applicant and determines which applicants are to be interviewed and observed. Lastly, the team makes a placement recommendation to the Chief Operating Officer who reviews all information and screening reports. If a placement is recommended, the Social Services Coordinator will facilitate the admission process with the legally responsible person.
Two factors are considered when recommending placement. The first is the current make-up of the residents in the group home and the compatibility of the needs of the applicant. The next is the person’s qualifying diagnosis and the person’s Medicaid eligibility and county of origin.
It is the policy of the agency to serve persons from the five surrounding counties as a priority over an individual from a different part of the state or from another state. Admission may be granted to someone outside of the five-county areas if appropriate.
If you would like to apply for an individual to be admitted to BlueWest Opportunities, please download and complete the application for admission packet and mail the application with all required attachments to:
PO Box 7588
Asheville, NC 28802-7588