NYSARC, Inc. - Warren, Washington & Albany Counties Chapter

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County Locations

Warren & Washington
436 Quaker Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
Telephone: (518) 793-4204
Fax: (518) 793-4345
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Albany
334 Krumkill Road
Slingerlands, NY 12159
Telephone: (518) 459-0750
Fax: (518) 459-0725
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Clinical Services
 

The best quality care for individuals with disabilities is at the heart of our mission. Our Clinical Services Team ensures the people we serve are best supported to make informed healthcare decisions, to reach the highest levels of independence and productivity both at home and in the community, and to experience overall well-being.

Nursing
Known for quality care and expertise, our nursing staff is made up of highly trained professionals who approach all individuals with the utmost love and support. Nurses can be accessed day or night to oversee healthcare needs and to coordinate with other services such as physicians, pharmacies, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, vision, speech and hearing professionals and nutritional services, among others. Our highly skilled nursing staff routinely conduct trainings internally and externally, speak at conferences, and have professional memberships to organizations such as NYS ID/DD Nurses Association. 

 

Behavioral Support
Our behavioral support staff assists individuals of various ages and abilities, supporting individuals to address behavioral needs using person-centered approaches. Individuals who work with behavioral support staff gain a positive set of tools to manage behaviors and to effectively express themselves. The Behavior Support staff's focus is on what the individual can do, rather than what they struggle with in order to ensure their success and improve their quality of life. Our trained staff is intently focused on improving the quality of life for an individual, along with helping Agency staff and other supports to work most successfully with each unique person. Behavior support staff work in conjunction with day program, residential and nursing staff to ensure that the most comprehensive behavior support system (behavior support plan and medication) is in place for the individual. This approach includes observations, functional behavioral assessments, discussions with the individual and staff, review of data and providing various trainings to direct care staff. In some instances, the behaviorist provides individual counseling and/or group process activities. Behavior support staff collaborate with nursing and residential staff to develop consultative information for psychiatric providers and also accompany individuals on psychiatric appointments. They provide training not only on behavior support plans, but also on developmental and psychiatric disabilities, positive approaches and environmental supports, sensitivity training and developing therapeutic and supportive atmospheres.

For more information:
Cunene Hooper,  Senior Director of Clinical Services
at (518) 935-4464 or by email