Support coordination is an integrated service which helps participants in having access to State wide program services and required programs, as well as available health, social, educational, legal and other assistance. The Support Coordinators are charged with developing and maintaining an individualized Service Plan for the participant, his/her family, and others assigned to them. In developing the Service Plans, the coordinators consider the needs of the participant and their family as well as any additional requirements such as special education and/or specific training. The Service Plans are used to help the participants in receiving the proper assistance needed. To be a Service Coordinator, one must have certification from the appropriate State Medical Board, and be trained in basic first aid and coordinating skills. View more info here

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Support Coordination

The role of the support coordinator is to coordinate the various resources used by the service coordinators to assist the participants in recovering from an illness or injury. It is the duty of the support coordinator to provide the families of the participants with accurate information, as well as make referrals to appropriate agencies for the care of the family member. In addition, the support coordinator is also responsible for coordinating home care assignments for ill or injured individuals. In these assignments, the support coordinator will meet with the individualized service plan and organize the necessary resources to care for the individual.

Another responsibility of the support coordinator is to ensure that the care provided to the ill or injured participants is consistent with the agreed upon service plans. The support coordinators are also responsible for collecting the participant’s discharge papers after they have been released from hospital. The support coordinators are also responsible for ensuring that the records of the treatment are kept accurately and for collecting insurance claims related to the treatment of the participant. This ensures that better understand the needs of the individuals with special needs. When there is confusion or if the participant’s family has questions about their loved one, they can always contact the assigned support coordinator and speak to them about their concerns.