Adult & Minor Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
It is the philosophy of the Helping Hands Therapeutic Services
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) to assist persons with developing and maintaining independent living skills that facilitate adjustment and integration within their living environments and community. Clients and family members are empowered to make decisions about their care with the expected outcome of an increased quality of life.
HH, PRP’s are provided in both the community setting and sometimes in a clinic setting. A wide range of services are organized within a comprehensive therapeutic environment that includes a referral for PRP services, screening and assessment, diagnostic determination, and crisis intervention. Clients are assigned to either a PRP Counselor I or a PRP Counselor II. Counselors will assist in individual planning and care. Services may include consultation with family, community resources and other treating professional care providers.
The overall goal of HH, PRP is to increase the independent living through the individualized rehabilitation plan. Specific areas of focus may include:
Management of daily living skills
Assistance with health and medication education
Manage personal care and hygiene
Guidance in social interactions
Links to community resources
Parenting and family support skills
Academic and educational guidance
Stress management skills
Anger management skills
Links to employment services
Assistance filling our service forms
Client advocacy within the recovery plan
HH, PRP’s seek to achieve the following specific objectives:
To assist with the ability for clients to live independently.
Help clients set and pursue their own personal goals and implement steps to better manage their illness and their everyday lives.
Promote the success in a person’s environment by aiding in the knowledge of how to manage life’s responsibilities.
Program Services/Continuum of Care:
HH, PRP provides a continuum of care that ensures all clients and family members referred are evaluated and provided services and/or referred to primary and secondary service providers to meet their individual needs. The specific areas that demonstrate a continuum of care are as follows:
Screening and Intake Assessment: A screening and intake process is completed within 5 work days of the initial referral. The strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of each client are identified explicitly for integration within an individual plan of services.
Individual Rehabilitation Planning: An Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) is developed with each client within the first 5 work days after the initial screening and intake assessment. The client is a full participant in the rehabilitation planning and goals. And, objectives are based on individual needs, strengths, abilities and preferences. Clients assist in the goals that are created for them, and the client has open access to the individual plan upon request.
Counselor Assignment: Each client is assigned a PRP Counselor who is responsible for setting up a meeting schedule that works for both the counselor and the client. The Counselor is also responsible for mentoring and encouraging the client to take the necessary steps to reach their rehabilitation goals.
Crisis Intervention: Emergency response to mental health crisis is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HH's automated phone messaging system provides patients with an after-hours number which goes to one of the Program Director’s as well as directions for going to the local hospital in certain situations.
Psychosocial Education: Psychosocial education is available to clients through HH's, and provided to assist with interpersonal relations, role performance, anger management, and communication skills.
End-of-the-Month Progress Reports and Individual Rehabilitation Plan Reviews: Regular scheduled meetings are held with each client to review the progress of their individual goals and update and/or revise the Individual Rehabilitation Plan.
Discharge/Transition Planning and Criteria: Discharge/transition planning occurs throughout all phases of the program. The person served has met discharge/transition criteria when the goals of the Individual Rehabilitation Plan are achieved.
Mechanisms to Address the Needs of Special Populations:
HH, PRP programs address the special needs of the clients served through the development and ongoing monitoring and modification of the Individual Rehabilitation Plan. Through this process, the strengths, abilities, needs, preferences and desired outcomes will be developed based on the unique qualities of the clients served. Specific accommodations to address special needs may include the following; amplification devices and writing boards for use with hearing impaired clients, magnification sheets for the visually impaired, and language interpretation of non-English speaking clients.