MONEY FOLLOWS THE PERSON

 Money Follows the Person (MFP) Open Doors program assists individuals in nursing facilities and large OPWDD IRAs to return to independent living in the community, or to transition to smaller OPWDD IRAs (group homes) with home-and community-based services.

Open Doors Transition Specialists complete intakes with program participants, advocate on their behalf, give support as needed, and coordinate with participants, family and friends, Medicaid, Social Workers, Residence Managers, and community service agencies, to create a safe discharge plan. Transition Specialists also keep in regular contact with participants for the first 11 months post-transition, providing ongoing support and assisting with the skill-building necessary for continued independent living. Throughout the transition process, participants also have the opportunity to have regular one-on-one contact with a Peer, who provides a listening ear, encouragement, and advocacy. MFP Open Doors also works closely with the Olmstead Housing Subsidy (OHS) Program, which provides housing assistance, furniture, and household goods to those who qualify.

Eligibility

Be at least 18 years of age and a current resident in a nursing facility or a large IRA (5 or more beds).

Referrals may be made via phone, fax, or email.       

Service Area

Counties that MFP Open Doors serves are:

Allegany
Broome
Cayuga
Chemung
Chenango
Cortland
Delaware
Otsego
Schuyler
Steuben
Tompkins
Tioga

Other Relevant Information

https://ilny.us/programs/open-doors

https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/2018/docs/mfp_at_a_glance.pdf

Contact Information

MFP Open Doors Regional Lead

Phone: 607.724.2111 ext. 391

Fax: 607.772.3606

Email: mfp@stic-cil.org