ARI’s medical department provides confidential, comprehensive, individualized and up-to-date medical services to people with varying disabilities residing in ARI-managed CLAs or apartments. Each person served has a primary care physician for routine visits. In addition, individuals see highly trained specialists as the need arises. Emergencies are handled by utilizing local emergency facilities. ARI’s Medical supports consist of a Nurse Supervisor, two RNs and two medical liaisons. The medical team coordinates all medical appointments and provides transportation.
If you would like more information about our Medical services, please contact Kathryn Prete, Nursing Supervisor, at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3054 or e-mail her at [email protected]
The Program Management department serves to bridge all aspects of ARI services. Program Management works as a team with all service areas to share information, objectives and strategies. Program Management facilitates Annual Individual Plan, where goals and objectives are set. They then meet with the consumer and their team either quarterly or on a semi-annual basis to review their progress and make modifications if needed. The consumer’s team consists of the individual, their guardians, family members, friends, case manager, day program, residential and medical staff, DDS case manager and anyone else the consumer would like to invite to their meeting. The Program Managers maintain ongoing contact with the individuals and are available to assist them with areas such a benefit applications, team required assessments (i.e.: Speech, Physical Therapy, Psychologists, etc) and recreation opportunities.
If you would like more information about our Support Services, please contact Darlene Caviness, Director of Day Services at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3027, or e-mail her at [email protected].
Our Behavior Specialist and Manager of Clinical Development and Training are also an intricate component of this department. Our Behavior Specialist works closely with ARI’s direct care staff to assist them is developing and implementing strategies to assist individuals that present challenging behaviors.
ARI utilizes My25 to assist with nutrition in our residential programs. My25 is centered on a holistic approach to help people with developmental disabilities plan, shop for, prepare and eat the right foods. Since beginning this program, our residential programs have seen an increase in the health of individuals while still enjoying their meals. For more information on the program visit www.my25.com.
If you would like more information about our Support services, please contact Patrizia Scialis, Director of Residential Services at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3018, or e-mail her at [email protected].