HCA’s homes provide as supportive family atmosphere thru 24 hour hands on care. With the help of a friendly and caring staff, each person is supported to reach their goals and dreams. Individualized choices are encouraged in all areas of daily life. Food, activity, clothing and room décor are reflective of the individual’s preferences.
HCA has been providing IRA services since April of 2000 and currently operates 15 homes in Broome County.
Individuals are encouraged to become contributing members of their community. We encourage the values of helping others through volunteering, participation in group activities, and maintaining family relationships. They are encouraged to participate in social roles by joining health clubs, attending dance and craft groups and even attending worship of their choice.
Staffing patterns are determined by the needs of the people living at each house. Staff receives specialized training to support each person. Training is provided upfront before any direct contact. There is a process for ongoing monitoring and training on a quarterly basis.
The habilitation, medical and behavioral needs of each person supported and monitored thru individualized plans. Clinicians are actively involved in the daily operation of the home. Behavioral Specialist, Habilitation Specialist, Nurses, and Psychologists utilize a team approach to effectively support those living with us.