The R.E.F.U.G.E. ensures that each client receives an ongoing treatment program, which includes aggressive, consistent implementation of a program of specialized and generic training, treatment, health services and related services directed toward:
- the acquisition of the behaviors necessary for the client to function with as much self-determination and independence as possible; and
- the prevention of regression or loss of current optimal functional status. Any medication used for behavioral control shall be part of a client’s Needs and Service Plan, which employs least restrictive interventions first in an effort to manage behaviors. Since medications may be viewed as chemical restraint, their use will be carefully reviewed. The treatment plan shall also include the gradual reduction fo such medications as ordered by the physician. These medications will be carefully monitored by staff and regulated by physician’s orders.
Within 30 days following admission, the Clinical Director, the clinical team, social work staff, direct care staff and the placing agency case worker shall meet, review and update pre-adminssion reports. Clients’ status is assessed, strengths and weaknesses considred. Clients’ needs and requests will be prioritized, and objectives developed resulting in the Needs and Service Plan. A written evaluation will be provided by the facility. Hence forth, the treatment team will meet quarterly to review and update the progress of the client. Any member of the interdisciplinary team may call a special conference to discuss and reconsider changes to the program developed.