The Columbus Organization’s vast experience provides us with a unique understanding of the processes involved in successful transition of individuals and eventual closure of a facility. We understand the importance of developing and implementing a strategy that allows for the necessary allocation and reallocation of resources as the facility’s needs change and the heightened importance of maintaining safe, high quality services and maintaining compliance with all state and federal regulations during times of transition.
We have been called upon to assist agencies either through facility support or direct management who were engaged in strategic planning efforts, downsizing, expansion, or revision of service options or who were facing a variety of regulatory challenges from their state ICF/IID survey team, CMS, or DOJ. Our customers range from privately held agencies and providers to large state agencies for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Columbus Organization has partnered with several States in providing additional supports for members (both pre- and post-transition) upon discharge from state facilities into a community environment. To ensure and enhance a safe and person-centered transition without lapses in service provision, The Columbus Organization staff develop transition processes, coordinate provider fairs, attend transition meetings, work closely with members, families, guardians, and providers, monitor transition progress and provide comprehensive post-transition follow-up to ensure the safe transition of all members. The Columbus Organization’s role in the transitioning of members from institutional to community care has also been utilized to provide the following supports for each assigned member: