Handicap/Special Needs
These companies are listed in this category:
Baxter County Department of Human Services
Contact: Beth Tribble
204 Bucher Drive, Mountain Home, AR (physical) - P.O. Box 408 (mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-6011
Fax: 870-424-5186
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm After hours by appointments
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The following are some of the services provided by the Department of Human Services. Adult Protective Services receives reports of suspected abuse/neglect and exploitation (1-800-482-8049). Elder Choices offers adult day care, chore and homemaker services, home delivered meals and more to persons 65 years of age or older. Additional services include Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Division of Services for the Blind, Division of Children and Family Services, ARKids First, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, Division of Medical Services, Division of Mental Health Services, and Division of Youth Services. ...(Read More)

Baxter House Adult Day Services Center
Contact: Tena Recktenwald
1101-3 Spring Street, Cooper Park, Van Matre Senior Center
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-7585
Fax: 870-425-0894
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The Baxter House Adult Day Services Center provides low-cost day care for persons with mental or physical impairments and for those who can no longer stay home alone. Individuals with Alzheimer's disease, other memory problems, stroke victims, and extreme or frail elderly are all made to feel welcomed and cared for by our staff. The goal of our program is to offer participants devoted care and attention, delicious hot meals, structured recreational activities, physical exercise and social contact with others in a cheerful home-like atmosphere. Preserving the dignity and privacy of our participants is of great concern to us. Preserving the dignity and privacy of our participants is of great concern to us. The Baxter House Adult Day Services Center allows caregivers of dependent adults to keep working, to continue in community activities, and to obtain relief from the constant pressures of caregiving. By enhancing the daily lives of caregivers and program participants, we hope to make it possible for families to remain together as long as possible. We are a 501-C-3 non-profit organization. Our parent agency is Area agency on Aging of Northwest Arkassas. We are monitored by both the local Area Agency on Aging and the State Office of Long Term Care. Services include individualized plans of care, assistance with activities of daily living, continuous supervision, medication reminders, activities designed to stimulate each individual, simple exercise, entertainment and group activities, and assistance with simple physical therapy activities. For additional fees, transportation, , personal showers, and hot lunches are available.No fees for weekly hair washing or nail care. A support group made up of family members of clients and other interested individuals meets monthly. After hours service by arrangement only. Contact the Center Director. ...(Read More)

Children's Medical Services (Mountain Home, Mountain View)
204 Bucher Drive (DHS) - PO Box 408 (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-6011
Toll-free: 800-324-0979
Fax: 870-269-8069
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description of Organizations Services:
Stone County DHS, 1821 East Main Street, HC 71 Box 159, Mountain View, AR 72560 Children's Medical Services (CMS) is a section of the Division of Medical Services, Department of Human Services. CMS is Arkansas' Title V agency for children with special health care needs. Children and their families receive care that is community-based, family-centered and culturally sensitive. The services that Children's Medical Services provides are: Service coordination for children under 21 with special health care needs. Diagnostic evaluations for potentially eligible conditions covered by Children's Medical Services. The family must submit an application for Children's Medical Services prior to beginning the diagnostic work-up. Follow-up medical care for children with chronic illness and disabilities. The family must meet diagnostic and financial guidelines. Coordination of TEFRA and SSI; Parent Support Groups; Children's Medical Services Parent Advisory Council; a Resource Library, that furnishes medical information and/or directs the parent to possible resources; and the Respite Program, beginning October 2001. ...(Read More)

Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Contact:
2126 Capps Road - PO Box 1096 (Mailing)
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: 870-741-6107, ext. 13334
Fax: 870-741-6198
Hours of Operation: Mon- Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Developmental Day Treatment Services are provided in various settings in the community, and are designed to address an individual's identified needs in a wide range of skills training and activities, which may include speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. These are available for pre-school children and/or adults. Early Intervention Part C Services are for infants and toddlers up to 36 months old who exhibit developmental delays or who are at risk of developing developmental delays due to a medical condition. These community-based services may include occupation therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy, family training home visits, special instruction, consultation, transportation, respite, and case management. Family/Individual Supports provide funding to meet specific needs identified by the individual and/or family. Group Homes are located in communities and provide experiences to assist adults in attaining independence. Human Development Centers are available for individuals requesting 24 hour supervision and intensive training. Services are developed by an interdisciplinary team and range from physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies to training in self care, habilitation, mobility, and learning. ICF/MRS provides the same type of services and is operated by the same rules and regulations as the Human Development Centers. These facilities are community based for a maximum of ten persons. Medicaid Waivers offer a full range of home and community based services that otherwise would be available only in an institutional setting. They include day habilitation services, in-home supportive living services, transportation, respite care, consultation, alternate living, structural modification/adaptive equipment, and case management. A Sheltered Workshop environment provides training programs for adults focusing on independent living and/or vocational skills. Supervised apartments offer residential services in which persons live in an apartment setting with supervision/supports as needed. Case Management Services provide independent or certified case managers chosen by the consumer to locate, coordinate, and monitor a group of services. Adaptive Equipment may be used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive Technology service directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. Personal care service assists an individual by performing functional daily living tasks pertaining to a person's functional abilities, which enable the person to be served on an outpatient basis rather than in-patient. Respite Service provides temporary direct supervision and care to an individual during the absence of the primary caregiver. ...(Read More)

Lions Club / Vision Assistance
Phone: 870-425-2266

March of Dimes Foundation
Phone: 914-428-7100

National Center for the Blind
Toll-free: 800-638-7518

National Down Syndrome Society
Toll-free: 800-221-4602

National Family Caregivers Association
10400 Connecticut Avenue, #500
Kensington, MD 20895-3944
Toll-free: 800-896-3650
Fax: (301) 942-2302
Description of Organizations Services:
The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) exists to support family caregivers and to speak out publicly for caregivers' needs. NFCA espouses a philosophy of self-advocacy and self-care that is predicated on the belief that caregivers who choose to take charge of their lives, and see caregiving as but one of its facets, are in a position to be happier and healthier individuals. They are then able to have a higher quality of life and to make a more positive contribution to the well-being of their care recipient, all of which has a positive impact on society and health care costs. Through its services in the areas of education and information, support and validation, public awareness and advocacy, NFCA strives to minimize the disparity between a caregiver's quality of life and that of mainstream Americans. Services for family caregivers are noted below. ...(Read More)

Ozark Community Home
Contact: Gail Conquest, Director
201 Dodd Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-425-4515
Fax: 870-425-3933
Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
Ozark Community Home provides housing and training for developmentally disabled adults in a 24-hour supervised environment as well as semi-independent housing supervised 12 hours per day, six days per week. State funded, private, non-profit corporation.

Shriners Hospital Referral Line
Toll-free: 800-237-5055

Twin Lakes Ostomy Chapter (Support Group)
Contact: Evelyn Osborn
Baxter County Library 300 Library Hill - 1913 Arbor St (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-424-3059
Description of Organizations Services:
The United Ostomy Association, of which we are a chapter, is a volunteer based health organization dedicated to assisting people who have had, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions, by means of: Education/Informational lectures by local physicians and other health care providers; Rehabilitation/Talks by organizations interested in improving the quality of life; Health care providers exhibiting the latest innovations in products and services; and Moral Support and Mutual Aid/Round Table discussions among members citing successes and failures in ostomate care. Support is also given to family members. Meetings at the Baxter County Library 1st Saturday of each month from September to April. ...(Read More)

Twin Lakes Shrine Club
3298 Hwy 5 North - PO Box 1330 (Mailing)
Mountain Home, AR 72654
Phone: 870-424-6131
Description of Organizations Services:
The Twin Lakes Shrine Club assists with applications to Shriners Hospitals. To make application for admission to any Shriners Hospital, to request travel assistance, or to request assistance for hotel accommodations, call Ray Coahran (431-5370). Legion of Honor Unit - The Flying Carpets Unit - The Clown Unit ...(Read More)

VA Benefits
Phone: 501-257-1000
Toll-free: 800-827-1000

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
15000 Commerce Parkway Ste C
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Toll-free: 1-888-224-9626
Hours of Operation: Mon - Wed & Fri 9:00-5:00
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Description of Organizations Services:
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) a professional nursing society that supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert care to the individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.

Youth with Disabilities National Center
Toll-free: 800-333-6293