Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program - Adult

In most cases, we require clients to have medical assistance in order to enroll in our program. If you do not have medical assistance, please call us at 240-801-9818 to discuss your options further.

You must be referred to the PRP by a licensed professional. If you are currently receiving mental health services by a licensed professional, please have them complete the referral form. If you are not currently in services, consider contacting our office to begin enrollment.

Transportation may be made available and can be discussed at enrollment. Please call us to discuss options during the pandemic.

Light refreshments are provided before group activities.

Activities may vary based on available resources, but may include onsite group activities such as social skills, communication skills, work readiness, exercise and nutrition, community living skills, art and recovery. Additionally, offsite activities are available and may include leisure activities.

Yes, each Rehabilitation Coordinator is trained to assist with benefits and entitlements.

PRP staff can assist with job readiness skills and coordination with employment resources.

The length of a person’s stay varies depending on the individual’s need, commitment to recovery, and frequency of attendance.

Minimum requirements are two days a week and maximum seven days a week. Typically the more frequently a person attends the more progress they make.

Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. Evenings and Sundays are by appointment only.

Our phone number is (240) 801-9818.
Our fax number is (240) 801-9819.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program - Minor

ALTA HCS is an approved Medical Assistance (Medicaid) provider, and Medicaid is the only insurance that covers the cost of psychiatric rehabilitation services for minors.

State regulations require that a licensed mental health professional provide a referral for PRP services. Typically, a child’s therapist completes and sends the referral. Parents, teachers and others who are interested in referring a child for PRP services should contact the licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychiatrist) working with the child.

Every child’s needs and response to treatment are different so time enrolled in the program varies from person to person. Some children only participate in the program for short periods of time (a few months) while others need and want services for longer periods of time.

All activities planned by the PRP staff are designed to be therapeutic in nature, allowing children to learn, develop and/or improve their skills while having fun. Activities often focus on facilitating the development of anger management skills, age appropriate semi independent living skills, self care skills, educational skills, and symptoms management skills. PRP staff often adapt games to focus on the targeted skill being addressed. Activities may also include arts and crafts.

Home Health Care

At ALTA Healthcare, costs typically range from $24-$28/hour. There is no upfront deposit for care, no additional charges for night and weekend care, no administrative coordinating fee, and no service cancellation fee. Live-in care is available for $350 to $400 a day.

We work together with you to find a solution for your unique family situation. We do this through our FlexChoice program, which means you only pay for what you need.

Care can be arranged for just a few hours a day up to 24 hours a day. There is no long-term obligation. People who try home care experience many positive changes in their life and the life of their loved one, and often choose to receive services long-term.

All Caregivers are at a minimum, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and must have at least 2 years of experience to even be considered for the screening process. They go through a rigorous screening process, including a thorough evaluation of practical and interpersonal skills, competency testing, reference checks, background checks, and much more.

ALTA Healthcare Services has helped many families by providing access to Caregivers who provide the following:

  • Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, meal preparation, feeding, toileting, continence care, transferring, and lifting.
  • Mobility Assistance: Range of motion exercises, assistance with walking, and turning/positioning in bed.
  • Companionship: Engaging in activities and hobbies, keeping the body and mind stimulated, medication reminders, and encouraging independence.
  • Support Services: Linens, laundry, light housekeeping, shopping and errands, accompanying and transporting to/from appointments.
  • Medication Administration: Certified Medication Technicians administer prescribed medications under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Skilled Nursing: Medication management, diabetes management, tube feeding, wound care, injections, and ostomy care.
  • Specialized Care including: Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Hospice and Palliative Care, Pneumonia, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Heart Attack, Stroke, Depression. We also have Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs) for medication administration needs and Nurses (LPNs and RNs) for more skilled needs like wound care, injections, and more.

We serve clients of all ages and individuals with disabilities. Please call us to talk through your specific situation.

Depending on your insurance, we will submit the necessary claim documentation to your LTCI carrier, bill and receive reimbursement from them directly, or assist you with the documentation so that you don’t ever have to think about paperwork.