Long Term Support Services
Bay Cove's Long Term Support Services (LTSS) work with individuals with a variety of differing needs, offering a range of ongoing services. LTSS serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, elders, and their families, offering supports that foster each person's independence, wellness, and full participation in all aspects of life.
Bay Cove provides a caring community in which people with long-term support needs can achieve a full, rich life. Our continuum of support includes a wide range of residential, educational, social connection and employment options. Our goal is to assist each individual in making self-directed choices which lead to houses that are homes, jobs that become fulfilling careers, and days and lives that are meaningful.
Examples of services include, but are not limited to:
Safe and enriching environments
Health and wellness facilitation and management
Home, personal, behavioral, employment, recreational and social skills development and management
Individual planning and goal setting
Budget and medication-oversight assistance
Medical case management
Coordination of health and psychiatric care with individualized training and planning
24-hour consultation with nursing staff
Supportive and educative counseling
24-hour emergency support
In-home day programming
Community Integration and Education
Employment placement and support
Speech and Language, Occupational and Physical Therapies
When Monica first began working with our City Square Employment Services (CSES) in Charlestown, staff recall her as being quite shy and quiet, but also determined to gain the increased independence that comes with securing employment. With the help of CSES job coaches, Monica landed a secretarial position that she succeeded at, and which bolstered her confidence—so much so that she found her voice, and joined an advocacy group (Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong) that speaks to state legislators about the needs of the disabled. Three years ago, Monica also decided that she wanted more hours than she was getting at her job, and applied for and got her current job—working at the gift shop of the New England Aquarium. Her job coaches conduct quarterly job reviews, where they routinely hear what a joy it is to have Monica as part of the team--her co-workers have even taken to calling her “Monica Sunshine” because of her bright demeanor. Monica takes justifiable pride in all she’s achieved, and continues to strive to achieve even more.