Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are rehabilitative and enable the recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills, when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness.
ARMHS staff members instruct, assist, and support the client in skill areas essential for everyday, independent living.
Life and social skills may include:
- Interpersonal communication
- Community resource utilization and integration
- Relapse prevention
- Budgeting, shopping
- Cooking and nutrition
- Medication monitoring
- Symptom management
- Household management
- Employment-related skills
Other services provided for rehabilitation include:
- Community Intervention – Strategies are provided to alleviate or reduce a recipient’s barriers to community integration or independent living. The strategies can also help minimize the risk of hospitalization or placement in a more restrictive living arrangement
- Medication Education – Clients are educated about mental illness, symptoms, and how medication can help
- Transitioning to Community Living – Facilitating discharge from a hospital, residential treatment program, nursing home, or board and lodge facility between the rehabilitation services provider and the client.
In order to be eligible for Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, a person much be 18 years of age or older, have a mental health diagnostic assessment within the previous six months by a mental health professional, have a diagnostic assessment indicate medical necessity for ARMHS services by addressing areas of functioning impairment, and have Medical Assistance (MA) or another approved private insurance.
If you would like more information on this service or to make a referral, please call (507) 429-9885.