Program Overview

Individuals who are in need of traumatic brain injury care, and/or assistance with nursing home transition or diversion (TBI/NHTD), may utilize our services available on the TBI/NHTD waiver program, including "Service Coordination" and "Community Integration Counseling" (CIC). Waiver program participants may choose to move into the community from a nursing facility or request in-home support services and care for a number of tasks including, but not limited to, oversight and supervision. Others may choose to participate in the waiver program to prevent unnecessary institutionalization.

In aligning with ICAN’s mission of keeping families together, our TBI/NHTD program aims to help keep people with traumatic brain injuries, and the elderly, in their homes.


  • TBI: Must be Medicaid eligible.

  • TBI: Must be between the ages of 18 and 64 years old.

  • TBI: Must be assessed at nursing home level of care.

  • TBI: Patients must have a documented head injury.

  • NHTD: Restricted to individuals with documented physical disability (age above 64).

  • NHTD: Those 18 to 64 years old must have SSI/SSDI.

  • NHTD: Must have Medicaid.

  • NHTD: Must require nursing home level of care.

Making A Referral

Enrollment begins by contacting the appropriate Regional Resource Development Specialist based out of ARISE in Syracuse.

TBI Waiver RRDS Lead:
Maria Musumeci (315) 671-3097

NHTD Waiver RRDS Lead:
Bridget O’Hara (315) 671-2979

  • 23
    Individuals have been transitioned or assisted to remain in their home and community, since the start of the program in July 2017.
  • 95%
    Our success rate with keeping individuals out of nursing homes, and remaining within the community with the support of the TBI/NHTD waiver services and community supports.
  • 19
    Individuals supported through the TBI/NHTD program in 2020.

TBI/NHTD Waiver Age Group

  • Adults
  • Seniors
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  • Herkimer
  • Jefferson
  • Lewis
  • Madison
  • Oneida
  • Onondaga
  • Oswego
  • St. Lawrence

Services are home and community-based. Any participant residing in the above counties can receive services if they qualify.

Why Consider TBI/NHTD Waiver

Our Team Approach

We embrace the Wraparound model for all of our care, services and programs. Our staff works collaboratively to develop and implement customized treatment plans for the individuals and families in our programs, and each team member contributes to our clients’ successes.

Empowerment & Support

At ICAN, we strive to empower and support individuals and families facing life challenges, by providing them with the tools to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. We assist them with succeeding in any goal they may have set, whether it be recovering from addiction, finding success in the classroom, creating a healthy home for their family as they anticipate the birth of a child, or seeking support and community resources, all while keeping families together as they process through their traumas.

Access To Resources

We connect individuals and families with critical community resources, such as access to physical and mental health providers, employment opportunities, housing options, peer support groups, and Wraparound services. We understand that access to some of these services can be difficult to attain during certain life challenges, and we are here to help individuals and families overcome this obstacle.

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