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

I like to work with the ARC because we treat people like people. We reach for the stars but also remember there that the ground still exists. We have dreamers, visionaries, revolutionaries and natural born leader who are all under the same umbrella. It’s a wonderful place to work and a wonderful place to meet all these awesome people. I honestly believe we are the best in the world at what we do and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

–Chad Roose, Direct Service Manager
The Arc of Rensselaer County

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