Senior using ComputerAfter discussing your situation with an Information and Assistance Specialist, depending on your needs, you may also want to pursue Options Counseling. Options Counseling is a person-centered, interactive planning process to help you identify long-term support preferences and develop an individual action plan.

Options Counseling includes:

  1. A personal, face-to-face interview and assessment to help you discover your strengths, values, and preferences.
  2. Screenings for entitlement program eligibility.
  3. Facilitated decision-making process which explores resources, service options, and supports and helps you weigh the pros and cons of each.
  4. Development of action steps toward a goal or a long-term support plan.
  5. Assistance in applying for and accessing support options if needed.
  6. Follow-up by the Options Counselor to assure that the supports put in place are meeting the goals you set.

Options Counseling is a short term intervention, not to exceed 90 days.  If longer term assistance is needed you may be interested in Case Management.