The goal of Disability Network’s Nursing Facility Transition (NFT) program is to provide individuals, regardless of their disability or age, the opportunity to choose community-based living as a viable alternative to nursing facility residency.
Some of the support services that may be available through the NFT Program are:
- Exploring in-home care options and connecting with personal care chore provider services.
- Providing information on housing options and assisting with applications.
- Assisting with one-time moving expenses, such as a security or utility deposit, housekeeping supplies and furniture.
- Connecting with community resources, such as transportation and home delivered meals.
- Improving safety in the home by purchasing a personal emergency response system, bath bench or other assistive devices not covered by insurance.
- Increasing home accessibility by building a ramp or installing grab bars.
Disability Network Southwest Michigan assists with Nursing Facility Transition throughout our eight-county service area. For more information about the NFT program contact Lisa Hansen (269) 345-1516 x111 in our Kalamazoo office.
You can help support our NFT program!
Our Nursing Facility Transition (NFT) program works to help people in nursing facilities move back into the community. Some of these people are in need of basic household items. You can help support our NFT program by donating new or gently used household items such as:
- Pots and pans
- Dishes and eating utensils
- Small kitchen appliances
- Cooking utensils and other kitchen items (can openers,dish trays, hot pads, measuring cups and spoons, etc.)
- Home telephones
- Vacuum cleaners
- Small furniture (end tables, lamps, coffee tables, night stands, etc.)
If you are able to donate items to help people who are transitioning to community-based living please contact Lisa Hansen (269) 345-1516 x111. The value of your donation is tax deductible.
Bridging the Gap
Nursing Facility Transition is just one example of how Disability Network is bridging the gap for people with disabilities in Southwest Michigan. Person-centered planning is incorporated into transition services so that people with disabilities are educated about options and make choices about their life based on their own individual needs and desires. This is at the
heart of each of our core services: Information & Referral, Independent Living, Transition, Peer Support, and Community Education & Advocacy.