Residential Treatment Services

​​Residential Treatment Services for adults are state funded services provided to assist individuals with serious mental illness in living as independently as possible and aid in their recovery. The continuum of residential services includes three levels of group homes (high, moderate, low) and a supervised setting, which could be an apartment. A primary focus of residential treatment is to assist in managing activities of daily living (ADLs) by offering intense supports in these areas or skill development so the individual can manage the activities independently. Most individuals in mental health residential treatment settings also receive additional periodic services such as psychiatric services, therapy, supported employment, assertive community treatment (ACTT), or peer support. Adult residential services are state funded so there are limitations on availability based on where an individual lives. They may need to be placed on a waiting list.

 Intended populations

  • Patients with Serious Mental Illness
  • Patients who cannot live independently in their own home, who need assistance living outside of institutional settings.

Best Practice

Expected outcomes

  • Core Expected Outcomes
  • Improved functioning in life and independent living skills
  • Reduced risk for relapse as evidenced by improvement in known relapse risk factors
  • Reduction in health and safety concerns
  • Reduction in high risk behaviors

 Management Strategy

  • Core Management Strategies
  • Authorization Guidelines
  • Periodic revaluation of independent living skills through standardized tools