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RTC Unit

RTC Unit

RTC Unit

Our RTC (Residential Treatment Center) utilizes a variety of adjunctive therapies for enrichment, recreation, and holistic treatment of the patient. The RTC units serves both male and female adolescents ages eleven (11) to nineteen (19) who do not meet admission criteria for acute services benefit from receiving treatment in a medically managed, structured, residential setting to promote safe and effective treatment of their ongoing psychiatric needs. The goal of the program is stabilization and development of skills to manage social, behavioral, and emotional impairments in order to reunite with their families or move to a less restrictive community setting.

The program maintains adequate staffing with rotating, awake staff available seven (7) days a week, twenty four (24) hours a day. The staffing ratio for the RTC level of care is one (1) MHT to every eight (8) patients from 0700 to 2300 and one (1) MHT to every ten (10) patients 2300 to 0700. Nursing services are available to recipients twenty four (24) hours a day. Therapists are credentialed at the Master’s level and service a caseload of 10 patients.

Treatment is individualized and focused on identifying and developing strengths specific to the patient. The patients go through their treatment day in “teams” of eight (8) to ten (10) members of similar developments of ability levels. The program aim is to safely and promptly step the patient down to a permanent, less restrictive setting.

The RTC programs are facilitated in compliance with the Alabama Department of Human Resources Minimum Standards for Residential Child Care Facilities. This includes training on psychotropic medications and the mental health and behavioral diagnoses served within the programs. Additionally, the programs are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and The Joint Commission/CMS.

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