The Northeast Arc’s Health Department employs
Nurse Case Managers. The role of the Nurse Case Managers is to
assist individuals, family members and staff in understanding
particular health risks, treatment options and to provide training
and education around health related topics. Nurse Case Managers also
interface with community health care providers to ensure that
appropriate treatment is being provided. Many individuals have
multiple health care issues resulting in a variety of health care
practitioners. Nursing Case Management staff coordinate care by
serving as liaisons between providers.
The Northeast Arc also provides 24-hour access to an on-call nurse. This safeguard is in place to provide assistance and guidance to individuals and staff at all times. All hospitalizations and discharges, including emergency room visits, are coordinated through the on-call Nurse.