Health and Clinical Supports

A team of nurses and clinical staff are available as a resource to individuals to promote personal  health and wellness. A nurse is assigned to work with health support specialists in coordinating and addressing needs in ways that promote a partnership with an individual and compliment an enriched lifestyle and encourge personal responsibility.  The clinical team includes social work, speech pathology, occupational and physical therapy, nutrition, and behavioral health specialists. The efforts of this team are supported by consulting psychologists and a physician. The goal is to proactively address health needs while avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and high cost medical interventions when not necessary.

Our Commitment to Wellness

Unlike tradtional healthcare approaches, our agency has pursued a path towards personal wellness for people we support and our workforce. The wellness program is actualized within each person's plan of services, as well as through the agency's Wellness Acadamy. The Wellness Acadamy is a year long learning experience for people we support that introduces participants to the link between personal wellness and community life. For our workforce, our Human Resource Department has established a routine calendar of wellness activities throughout the year.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Lauren's Story

Meet Lauren, a young woman who has an upbeat, energetic, engaging personality along with a remarkable enthusiasm for life. Her interests include the medical field, forensic science, and sports. Lauren has become a first responder with the Hoags Corner volunteer ambulance company where she has been a member for over a year.

But one of the most important parts of Lauren’s life was her love of music. This love for music led her to meet Rachel, an employee at The Arc of Rensselaer. One day, Lauren was rockin’ out in the hallway with drum sticks and air drums. Rachel asked her if she played drums. She replied, “Yes!” and insisted she was going to be a rock star!

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Compliance Notice

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