Crisis Stabilization Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for Crisis Stabilization services, individuals must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that puts the individual at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
Individuals must meet at least two of the following criteria at the time of admission to the service:
- Experiencing difficulty in maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or homelessness or isolation from social supports;
- Experiencing difficulty in activities of daily living such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health and safety is jeopardized;
- Exhibiting such inappropriate behavior that immediate interventions by mental health, social services, or the judicial system are necessary; or
- Exhibiting difficulty in cognitive ability - unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior.
Services are provided for individuals who suffer from serious mental illness who are experiencing heightened symptoms due to a specific life event. This acute crisis of a psychiatric nature may be severe enough to jeopardize their current community living situation or puts them at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Services are provided in the client's home, in the community and in group settings.
Specific Goals of the program include:
- Eliminating and/or limiting hospitalization or re-hospitalization
- Stabilizing client's symptoms to increase ability to live independently
- Assist with accessing needed psychiatric care and medication management
- Decreasing/eliminating problematic behavior to increase ability to live independently
- Ensure a normative living environment that is safe and secure
- Assist with accessing needed resources