Clustered Apartment Services

Cluster Apartment service allows for on-site monitoring and interventions for individuals who may require additional supports and skill development necessary to maintain independent community living. Services may also be appropriate for individuals who are unable to tolerate a congregated living environment. Prior to admission, prospective clients/patients are assessed by a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Persons must be 18 years of age and older and must meet eligibility requirements for the Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (CPRC) program. They must also exhibit a high degree of severity and chronicity of mental illness as underlined by:

• Failure in multiple community settings and/or

• History of risk of harm to self or to others and/or

• Significant level of impairment as exhibited by the DLA-20 Scale and/or

• Multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.

A Supportive Housing Worker (SHW) is assigned to the facility and is on site 8 hours per day, seven days per week. The SHW is supervised by the Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). The QMHP is also responsible for supervising direct care staff, coordinating clinical services, and convening weekly staff meetings to include case managers, nurses, a healthcare home nurse, therapists, and other professionals. Under the leadership of the QMHP, staff work collaboratively to provide integrative treatment and to avoid duplication of effort. Backup crisis services are provided by on-call staff.

Funding: Department of Mental Health (DMH)
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