Long term planning assistance
Options Counseling is a person-centered process whereby individuals, family members and/or significant others are supported to develop a plan for addressing long term services and supports needs that aligns with their preferences, strengths, values, and needs. Options Counselors:
- conduct a person-centered interview to discover what is important to and important for the individual, help them identify and weigh available options and make decisions,
- assist in developing a person-centered plan detailing the individual's decisions, immediate next steps and long term objectives,
- assist the individual to connect with public and privately funded services as needed, and
- follow-up over time to ensure individuals are meeting their objectives and accessing desired services.