The Ability Program (TAP) is a Community of Care funded through Dignity Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. TAP creates a continuum for people with disabilities and conditions to live an independent life post rehabilitation. Participants would have access to education, resources, peer mentoring, accessible transportation, and health and wellness programs throughout the greater Phoenix area.
The TAP partners are:
- Ability360 through the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center
- Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association (AzSCIA)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ)
- Foundation for Senior Living (FSL)
Who qualifies for the TAP program?
TAP will provide services to people with neurological disabilities and conditions, and their families, to support them post rehabilitation in their transition to the community. The members will primarily reside in Maricopa county. This population includes people with physical and cognitive disabilities, including SCI and other forms of paralysis, brain injury, stroke, and those with chronic health conditions.
How do I sign up?
- A dedicated staff person at each agency is prepared to complete an intake and determine what programs and services the individual wants or needs.
- You can call any of the organizations listed below to complete the over the phone intake process:
TAP participants may use some or all of these services, based on their needs and goals:
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center
- 12 month family membership to the Sports & Fitness Center
- Periodic Health Assessments
- Up to 3 personal training or
recreation therapy sessions
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
- Committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a mission to inspire health and make it easy, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to more than 1.9 million customers.
- BCBSAZ spans across Arizona, with more than 2,700 people in its Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Tucson offices.
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
- Accessible transportation and vouchers for public transportation
- Access to community resources and information to assist with their transition from the hospital to the community.
- Connection to educational and socialization opportunities.
- Offers multiple locations, with accessible transportation, throughout the valley to facilitate Brain Gym® classes and Living Well with a Disability courses.
- Provides therapeutic recreational activities, socialization, nursing supervision, hospital to home transitional care, community resource navigation, in-home and community-based services, and affordable housing.