Independent Living of the Genesee Region hires Medicaid facilitated enroller

Posted 18 March 2021 at 2:45 pm

Press Release, Independent Living of the Genesee Region

Betesha Thompson

BATAVIA – Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR), a member of the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. Family of Agencies, welcomes Betesha Thompson to assist people with disabilities in the Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming County (GOW) Region as a Medicaid Application Assistance Program (MAAP) Facilitated Enroller.

Ms. Thompson comes to ILGR after having gained experience as a Heath Care Coordinator at East House in Rochester; a Children’s Behavior Health Service Provider at the Hillside Family of Agencies in Rochester; a Residential Living Specialist at Eagle Star Housing in East Pembroke; a Residential Advisor at Iroquois Job Care Center in Medina; and a Direct Support Professional at The Arc of Monroe in Rochester. She holds a Regents Diploma from Albion High School.

Looking forward to assisting persons in need, Ms. Thompson states, “I intend to use all of my skills to make sure every individual I work with has that person-centered experience.”

In this position, Ms. Thompson will assist individuals who are over 65 years of age, legally blind, or receiving Social Security Disability in applying for Medicaid insurance by determining the type of Medicaid coverage that is best for them, and even assist in completing the application and collecting necessary documentation to submit with the Medicaid application. Additionally, she will conduct outreach activities to educate, engage and enroll qualified individuals who live in the GOW Region.

ILGR is delighted that Betesha Thompson is bringing her vast experience to serve the GOW region in her new capacity.

Independent Living of the Genesee Region is a member of the Western New York Independent Living, Inc. family of agencies that offers an expanding array of services to aid individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives. The organization has an office in Batavia that serves residents in the three GOW counties.