Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
Our mission is to improve our consumers’ quality of life, assist them in achieving their life goals, and enable them to live independently.
- All consumers have access to day programs and are assigned a Mental Health Coordinator who works with them in their community.
- Consumers are aided in accessing and coordinating resources with the goal of ensuring the best possible treatment.
- Consumers are eligible to participate in PDG’s Behavioral Health Home.
Our Mental Health Care Coordinators guide consumers in learning and improving daily life skills, including:
- personal hygiene
- time management
- money management
- healthy coping strategies
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program FAQs
Who does PDG serve?
PDG provides psychiatric rehabilitation services for individuals with mental illness. We currently provide services for individuals who live throughout the Metropolitan Baltimore – Washington Corridor.
What is Psychiatric Rehabilitation?
The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program at PDG works to assist individuals with severe mental illness to reach a higher level of independence. The PRP program assists consumers with accessing and coordinating services and resources in their communities and works to ensure that the consumer has access to the best possible treatment. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Aides provide services within the home and the community. Our Aides assist the consumer with learning and developing improved daily living skills (i.e. personal hygiene, organizational skills, time management skills, nutrition, and money management), as well as working towards achieving healthy coping mechanisms
Does PDG have a day program?
Yes, PDG operates day programs at both our Glen Burnie and Baltimore City offices. The PRP Day Program provides consumers with various therapeutic, educational and recreational activities within a group setting.
What is a Behavioral Health Home?
A Health Home is a program offered by the State of Maryland and PDG, Inc. Health Homes assist consumers in improving overall wellness through a whole-person approach to address their behavioral, somatic, and social needs. PDG, Inc.’s Health Home exists as an addition to the psychiatric rehabilitation program (PRP). Health Home services can take place in a group setting, individually with the consumer, or in other ways, such as Health Home staff scheduling a medical procedure for the consumer. Services can cover a variety of topics, including care coordination, smoking cessation, substance abuse prevention, scheduling medical appointments, nutritional counseling, physical activity counseling, and medication review and education. Hospitals will even tell the Health Home when the consumer is hospitalized so the transition home can be smoother. PDG, Inc. now has a registered nurse (RN) on staff who will be participating in the treatment of every consumer enrolled in the Health Home program. The Health Home will monitor weight, blood pressure, and chronic conditions of every consumer. New or existing goals will be addressed to improve the overall health of each consumer enrolled. Our goal is to see your health improve and to prevent you from needing to go to the hospital. We would love to celebrate your successes either in a group setting or individually.
What kind of insurance is required to receive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services?
For PRP services, the consumer should have Medical Assistance (MA), Primary Adult Care (PAC), or Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) benefits.
How long do Psychiatric Rehabilitation services last?
Consumers are authorized for three to six months of PRP services. Near the end of each authorization period, goals can be re-examined and PDG can request additional periods of service.
Will I have to wait to become enrolled in the program?
We attempt to contact a new referral within 48 hours. Once the referral is contacted, we schedule an intake within the next three business days, and proceed with assigning the consumer to an aide within 10 days of the initial referral.
What is the process to become part of the PRP program?
Once a completed referral is made, the consumer will be contacted for an initial intake to determine the appropriates of psychiatric rehabilitation services. Once the intake is complete, an initial treatment plan will be completed with the consumer, who will then begin receiving program services.
How often will a PRP aide meet with me?
Aides typically see consumers twice a week, or a minimum of six times a month.
What is a one-on-one visit?
PRP Aides will meet with consumers anywhere from fifteen minutes to two hours, depending on the goal being addressed. During each visit, the consumer is expected to work towards one or more of the goals set forth in the rehabilitation plan, which is developed at the onset of PRP services.