Healthcare Coordination consists of overall health assessment, education and assistance provided by a registered nurse to those waiver participants with identified health risks, who, as a result of their intellectual disability, have a limited ability to identify changes in their health status or to manage their complex medical conditions. These individuals have medical needs that require more healthcare coordination than is available through their primary healthcare providers to assure their health, safety and well-being. This service will ensure that there is communication between primary care physicians, medical specialists, and behavioral health practitioners, and will provide a resource person to communicate with direct support staff and consumers and train them to follow through on medical recommendations enabling the participants to live in the least restrictive setting possible with the greatest level of independence.

UCP’s Healthcare Coordinator Nurse – Peggy Nelson, RN

PNelson

 

pnelson@ucpect.org

(860)443-3800 x 113