Transition Navigator & Community Education Facilitator
This position focuses on Nursing Facility Transition and is responsible for writing Person Centered Transition Plans and coordinating consumer transition services from the nursing facility to the community and providing monthly support coordination prior to and follow-along services after consumers move back into the community. Melissa also provides community presentations on prevention of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
Melissa brings several years of experience working with older adults in mental health facilities to the Nursing Facility Transition (NFT, pronounced “Nifty”) Outreach Specialist position. She has helped many older adults weather the transitions in health status, social status, and other areas. At DNOM, she is responsible for providing outreach to the community on individual and organization basis. She meets with individuals who are looking to move from the nursing facility to the community. She also meets with human service professionals to identify individuals who are ready for NFT services and educate them on the types of housing-related services the NFT program provides the facility’s residents.