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United Cerebral Palsy of New York City operates residential facilities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island, and offers a variety of residential services for adolescents and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. UCP of NYC residential services span a range of care and support levels, from intermediate care facilities for severe needs, to supportive apartments for those requiring minimal staff assistance. While round the clock assistance is available for those who need it, individuals who require less intensive care live in less restrictive environments. Residents receive individualized services in a warm, comfortable and fully accessible home where each person is encouraged to live fully and achieve the greatest level of independence possible.
UCP of NYC strives to enhance the lives of our residents through parties, holiday celebrations, open houses, social outings and a variety of community activities. Every resident is given the opportunity to plan his or her vacation of choice, and may also join planned excursions out of the city. We welcome and encourage the involvement of families in all activities, as we firmly believe it furthers our goal of helping those we support to lead full and meaningful lives.
UCP of NYC residential service options include:
Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs)
ICFs are residences within the community that offer the most structure and support for people with developmental and physical disabilities. Medical, nursing and clinical services are available within the home, and highly trained staff provide 24-hour supervision, including instruction and assistance to residents working towards achieving greater independence. Family members are considered part of the treatment team and are integral to the development of the resident’s plan of care.
Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs)
IRAs are residences within the community that provide supervised care, as warranted by the needs of the individual. Residents choose the living environment and services that best meet their needs. Homes range from a single studio apartment to houses shared with others.
Supportive IRAs are for individuals who have achieved a significant degree of independence. This option offers less than 24-hour supervision, enabling the individual to live on his or her own and make their own choices.
Independent Living is an option for individuals who have achieved independence and are capable of living on their own. For many individuals, UCP of NYC may continue to provide additional supports such as service coordination, in-home adaptations and technology resources.
UCP of NYC received accreditation for a period of three years by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for its Community and Employment Services, including Day Habilitation, Residential (with medically fragile designation), in-Home and Freestanding Respite (with medically fragile designation), Medicaid Service Coordination, and Supported Employment Programs, 100% of our programs surveyed received accreditation.
To learn more about UCP of NYC residential services, please contact Project CONNECT