Active Re-Entry recently welcomed Tracy Manchester, who was hired as the Nursing Home Transition Coordinator.
Manchester’s role as coordinator entails the transition and diversion of those that are in nursing facilities. Like all at Active Re-Entry, Manchester covers all seven counties from Daggett down to San Juan in various aspects. Manchester goes to the nursing homes, visits with the residents that are short-term and assists in transitioning them with referral services.
Manchester also assists the individuals with any equipment that may be needed upon returning home. She is also training the staff at the facilities to work on the referrals and has been educating in different places, such as hospitals, home health organizations and any other agencies that may deal with those that need to enter into a nursing home, such as at-risk patients.
The diversion aspect of Manchester’s job entails working with an individual on home health and those that may be at risk to going to a care center. Manchester assists to see what is necessary to possibly keep these individuals in their homes.
Also new at Active Re-Entry is a service that new director, Terri Yelonek, has introduced. This service is short-term counseling to consumers that are dealing with anxiety, depression and transitions in life. This service is available only to the consumers that are serving at Active Re-Entry that may not be able to have their needs met elsewhere. This service, like all at Active Re-Entry, is free.