The Coordinating Center is a non profit organization (501 c 3) that coordinates the services that people with complex medical needs and disabilities need to stay in their own homes and communities. We also coordinate the steps that are necessary for people to move from nursing homes and other institutions to homes of their choosing. We do this by working cooperatively with the people we serve as well as family members, housing agencies, providers of necessary services, and community resources and funders in a family/person centered dynamic. A statewide organization, The Center is staffed by specialists in nursing, social work, special education and rehabilitation, infants and toddlers services, housing and community resource development. The people we are privileged to serve are those with the most challenging needs who meet the criteria to participate in one of the Medicaid funded home and community based programs administered through The Coordinating Center.
Derived from the core care coordination program, The Center also offers technical assistance and consultation services nationally through the ACCESS Group for Consultative Services. The most recent project implemented through ACCESS Group is the Options for Independence program, a nursing home diversion project in collaboration with the Howard County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Through its Medical Legal Services program, The Center offers comprehensive life care planning, expert testimony and care coordination among children and adults with catastrophic needs. This group also provides life care planning services for individuals who are not involved in litigation but who still need the expertise of the Medical Legal Services team.