IRTS: Services Provided

Intensive residential rehabilitative mental health services are time-limited services provided in a residential setting to recipients in need of more restrictive settings and at risk of significant functional deterioration if they do not receive these services. Intensive Residential Treatment services are designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and the necessary skills to live in a more independent setting. The services are directed toward a targeted discharge date with specified recipient outcomes and are consistent with Evidence-Based Practices. Evidence-based practices are nationally recognized mental health services proven to be effective in helping individuals with serious mental illness achieve specific treatment goals.

The services provided within our program are planned and coordinated with the local mental health service delivery system. Recipients may access and receive services outside our facility for which they are eligible, specifically in situations when it would further the continuity of treatment and transition to the community. The following services are provided within the Arrowhead House Intensive Residential Treatment program:

  • Supervision and direction;
  • Individualized assessment and treatment planning;
  • Crisis assistance, development of health care directives and crisis prevention plans;
  • Nursing Services;
  • Inter-agency case coordination;
  • Transition and discharge planning;
  • Living skills development, including medication self-administration, healthy living, household management, cooking and nutrition, budgeting and shopping, using transportation, and employment-related skills. The program has the capacity for recipients to possess and store, in a manner which is secure, their own medications and money.

In addition we have the capacity within the facility to provide integrated services for chemical dependency, illness management and recovery services, and family education, when appropriate.