Assessment and Care

At The Recovery House, every resident receives an individually tailored, comprehensive psychiatric assessment, courtesy of our multidisciplinary clinical team. The assessment may include a clinical interview with the client as well as with their family, and psychological testing. Treatment and rehabilitation reviews are ongoing and any additional consultations for psychiatric or general medical concerns are arranged, when needed.

A clinical team consisting of a psychiatrist, a case manager and a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner is assigned to every client. Family involvement is an essential part of the treatment and rehabilitation plan in any case, but more so in a society like ours. Family meetings are arranged regularly, so as to keep the family abreast with the recovery process, as well as to keep reinforcing ideals of psycho-education regarding the clients’ illnesses, limitations and needs, and also to provide and receive feedback on the clients’ progress and to guide them on interventions they can provide at home.

Assessments shall be completed for all individuals who apply to receive services at The Recovery House. The assessment shall identify the strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of each individual served. Clients are actively involved in the assessment process.

The assessment includes obtaining information from the client in question, referring professionals and family members or legal guardians, after obtaining consent.

Psychiatric evaluations are also completed for all Residential clients and for all clients prescribed medications by a The Recovery House psychiatrist. The following assessments are performed by the senior

Psychiatrist at the time of admission:

• The Psychiatric Evaluation
• Nursing Assessment
• Social History
• Psychosocial Assessment
• Rehabilitation Skills assessment
• Medical History
• Physical Examination

Once admitted into the program, clients design individual and group rehabilitation plans using the resources of The Recovery House, with their case managers. Weekly goal-setting meetings are held to assess progress in the program, with the clients’ respective psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners. The case managers also responsible for monitoring their individual client’s outdoor visits, be it shopping trips or family outings. Contacting potential employers and counselling them regarding the mental state of the client in question, for prospective job placements also falls under the realm of case managers.The psychiatrists oversee medications and dosages, as well as the overall mental state of the clients.

Services provided include:

• Case management services — Each client will be assigned a case manager who is a highly trained psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner (PRP). The case manager will meet with the client and their family, gather their history, and be the point of contact for family members.
• Therapy units — The program offers about 20 units per week.Units address topics such as symptom management, cognitive behavior therapy (DBT), self-assessment, fitness and other units providing vocational training. Your case manager will help you determine which groups you should attend and set up a schedule. (Our group schedule is available on this page.)
• Psychopharmacology and medication management — The program psychiatrists, DrUzmaAmbareen and DrAdeelBaig, make it a point to monitor and review the clients’ medication per week, as well as on a need-basis.
• Community outings — Group trips to museums, restaurants and cafes, malls, educational facilities such as factories, theatre performances, as well as to places for walks are organized regularly.

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