Residential Respite Facility Opens in Indianapolis

On July 1 Hamilton Center opened a 24-hour residential facility in Indianapolis for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Called the Delta Crisis Residential Service, it is a community-based facility capable of housing up to 10 individuals who are in crisis due to psychiatric, behavioral or emotional difficulties that prevent them from staying in their own residential setting.

The facility is located on East 16th Street. There are 10 individual rooms, four bathrooms (two male, two female), an activity room with a pool table, a direct care staff work-station and an office/meeting room.

The Delta Crisis Residential Service is a wrap-around service model designed to serve individuals as an alternative to a state-operated facility. The model includes a comprehensive, individualized service delivery system to individuals in a home-like setting.

Individuals may be referred from any location in the State, based on the determination of a gatekeeper from the Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitation Services (DDARS), and criteria established in cooperation with HCI and DDARS. Persons with court commitments will be given priority.

An important part of treatment planning and delivery while at the respite facility will be the development of a transition plan to and from Delta Services. This will be done in cooperation with the current provider. The client's case manager will participate in the transition process by providing collateral information, attending team meetings and assisting in implementation of a plan that will allow the individual to return to his or her home or another setting. A typical length of stay will be three months.

The facility is licensed by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction as a supervised group living setting and is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

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