Philosophy of the TBI Waiver

The dignity of risk and right to fail are integral parts of the waiver’s philosophy. The philosophy of the waiver supports the participant’s right to choose where to live, who to live and socialize with, and what goals and activities to pursue. Waiver services are provided based on the participant’s unique strengths, needs, choices
and goals. The individual is the primary decision-maker and works in cooperation with providers to develop a plan for services. This process leads to personal empowerment, increased independence, greater community inclusion, self-reliance and meaningful and productive activities.

Who is eligible and should apply?

Adults with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
NOTE: Individuals who experience deficits similar to a traumatic brain injury as a result of anoxia, toxic poisoning, stroke or other neurological conditions may also be eligible.
Be between the ages of 18 and 64 upon application to the waiver. People that have a desire to be as independent as possible should contact our team of professionals to discuss eligibility and steps to apply. If you or your loved one is currently in a nursing home or other facility and desires to go home, this waiver offers services to establish a safe discharge and ongoing support services.


Why choose Ably?

Our trained professionals have decades of experience providing comprehensive services to people with disabilities desiring to remain as independent as possible within their own homes. Our compassionate staff understands that it is at times difficult to accept help and prides itself on the ability to work with people on empowering themselves to take the steps needed to acheieve their goals.


Ably's Mission and Philosophy

Mission: Ably’s mission is to work hand in hand with those receiving waivered services to empower freedom of choice to pursue their desired goals while increasing independence in their home and communities.

Philosophy: Ably’s philosophy is to embrace each individual’s strengths to guide them to fully reach their potential in their recovery process.

Ably's TBI Services

Initial Service Coordination: Provides coordination in becoming a waiver participant and when needed coordinates a safe transition from inpatient.

Ongoing service Coordination:  Assists client and family in assessing, accessing and coordinating all services needed to safely remain in the home.

Community Integration Counseling: In home counseling available to both clients and families, specifically targeting issues of disability. 

Positive Behavioral Intervention: Individualized support plans geared to decrease negative behaviors that impact independence.

Independent Living Skills: Provides a comprehensive functional assessment with ongoing education/training in areas identified.

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Serving people with varied abilities, needing help in their homes.

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