Sunday, 27 September 2020

Family Support Services


At Home Respite and Home Care Services

These services are provided to families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities. Through Home Care services, a primary giver can be relieved while our staff provides hands-on assistance to a person with bathing, dressing, meal preparation and feeding, household and other types of chores.

Through our At Home Respite services, caregivers are given a respite period while persons with disabilities are provided opportunities to socialize in their community.

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Guardianship Services

Through these service, The Arc can help ensure that persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities over 18 years of have someone to advocate for them, and act on their behalf and in their best interest, without removing the person’s civil or legal rights.

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Family Reimbursement

The Family Reimbursement Program is a family and community support service provided by The Arc of Schuyler. Many families who have a family member with a developmental disability living at home have special expenses that the typical family does not have. This program is designed to assist those families with the increased expenses, which ultimately strengthen family stability and unity. Please submit your applications as soon as possible in the calendar year to be considered for Family Reimbursement.

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Future Care Planning

Parents and family members of people with developmental disabilities often worry about what will happen o their loved ones when they’re gone. Planning for the future in advance can make the process easier. Below are tools to use and ideas to consider when making decisions about future care:

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NYSARC Special Needs Trusts

A trust is a legal agreement whereby you give your money to another person or an entity, such as a bank, called a trustee. The trustee manages the funds for the benefit of a person called the beneficiary. A supplemental needs trust is a special type of trust that assists people with disabilities. A supplemental needs trust is also a way to set aside funds to enhance the quality of life of an individual with special needs without risking that person's benefits under various government programs, such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other government benefits. While these programs will cover many of the basics of daily life, a trust adds another layer of financial security. NYSARC offers a full range of trust services to our clients. NYSARC offers both first and third party trust programs based on the various needs of the potential beneficiary. Visit website.

Read: Special-Needs Financial Planning: It's Never Too Late to Take These 4 Essential Steps


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