Citizens offers a variety of residential supports based upon the level of support and supervision required by each person to include Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA’s) and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s).

Intermediate Care Facilities:

Citizens Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs) provide supports and services for people with I/DD who have multiple cognitive, medical and/or physical disabilities requiring 24-hour support and supervision. Citizens operates ICFs in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

In addition to the extensive clinical and medical supports, the program provides ongoing active treatment. Services include habilitative services, psychology, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition and recreation. Although much support is needed and provided in our residences,  independence and community engagement are the hallmarks of this program.

Citizens Medically Frail Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) provides enhanced medical support to those in need of 24-hour nursing services along with habilitative services, psychology, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, nutrition and recreation services. Residents with chronic medical conditions are able to remain in the community while receiving enhanced medical supports and reduce disruptive and restrictive hospital stays.

Regulatory oversight is provided to all ICF programs by New York State on an annual basis and by our Regulatory Affairs Department.

Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) :

Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) are homes throughout the local communities of Nassau and Suffolk. Citizens has both supervised and supportive IRAs.

Supervised IRA’s: These homes typically provide 24-hour supports and services based on the needs of the men and women living there. Each resident is supported with live-in management staff and direct support staff. Additional clinical supports and services are also provided and may include nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, speech and sexuality services.

Supportive IRA’s: These homes typically provide minimal supports and services based on the needs of the men and women living there. Direct Support staff may stop by one or twice a week to assist you as needed. Additional clinical supports and services are also provided and may include nursing, nutrition, physical therapy, psychology, speech and sexuality services. 

To be eligible for residential services, the person must meet OPWDD eligibility and be approved by OPWDD for placement.

 

For more information contact Central Enrollment
(516) 644-4800

For more information contact Central Enrollment (516) 644-4800