The W.I.S.E. waiver program is for individuals with serious mental illness. The program
incorporates the recovery orientation adopted by the Department of Mental Health and
Addiction Services (DMHAS), as well as displays new directions in the community treatment of
people with serious psychiatric disabilities. W.I.S.E. waiver program emphasizes: Intensive
psychiatric rehabilitation provided in the participant’s home, and in other community
settings; wellness and recovery, attention to both psychiatric and medical needs; use of
peer supports provided by people trained and certified in rehabilitative care, who know
from first-hand experience about recovery from mental illness; and Person-Centered
Planning leading to development of an individualized Recovery Plan.
We offer the following services under the program.
Recovery Assistant (RA) implements a
comprehensive care plan developed by a licensed professional
clinical social worker, physician or licensed care professional to implement. Services Include
Medication cuing, and monitoring; develop, maintain or enhance independent functioning skills
in the areas of sensory-motor, cognition, personal grooming, hygiene, toileting, etc.; Assist
in developing and maintaining friendships of choice and skills to use in daily interactions;
Provide support to explore job interests, retirement options; Provide opportunities to participate
in community activities; Provide support to complete work or business activities; Training and
supervision to increase or maintain self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills to participate
in own community; Overnight care.
Community Support Program (CSP)
provide mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation services
and supports necessary to assist the individual in achieving and maintaining the highest degree
of independent functioning. The service utilizes a team approach to provide intensive,
rehabilitative community support, crisis intervention, group and individual psycho-education,
and skill building for activities of daily living. ILS includes a comprehensive array of
rehabilitation services most of which are provided in non-office settings by a mobile team.
Services are focused on skill building with a goal of maximizing independence. Community-based
treatment enables the team to become intimately familiar with the participant’s surroundings,
strengths and challenges, and to assist the participant in learning skills applicable to
his/her living environment. The team services and interventions are highly individualized
and tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual.
Transitional Case Management
services provided during the weeks prior to, and immediately
following discharge from a nursing home, to help locate and set up a suitable living arrangement.
Brief Episode Stabilization
services designed to stabilize an individual in an emerging crisis stabilization.
MH Waiver Request Form
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