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Programs and Supports

Health Services


Living the mission - enhancing the quality of life of individuals and families through advocacy, empowerment, education, and prevention.

 

The Health Services Department has achieved a superb reputation for providing high quality care for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Their scope of care is always expanding. 

Supports Include:

  • Primary Care Services
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Speech Therapy 
  • Counseling Services
  • Behavioral Therapy 

 

Holistic Person-Centered Health Care

  • The Arc of Monmouth has a team of outstanding medical professionals that are uniquely trained to provide care for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities (I/DD). 
  • Our Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, therapists, nurses and support staff are a skilled, committed and compassionate team of healthcare professionals who provide a welcoming and caring atmosphere for all patients.
  • We provide the top-level service, attention, and care that every patient who comes to The Arc of Monmouth deserves.

 

Primary Care Services

Our Primary Care Center focuses on the unique medical needs that not many healthcare providers are trained in managing. We assist our group homes during licensing and in maintaining state regulations for people in certified settings.

Primary Care Services include:

•All primary medical needs

•Preventive Care / Urgent Care

•Access to Home Visit Care and Routine Labs

•Telemedicine Services/Virtual appointments

•Hospitalization and ER Follow up Care

•Medication refills and management 

•Collaboration with specialists to maintain continuity of care

•Support families in accessing additional resources and community supports

 

Psychiatry Services

The Arc of Monmouth provides specialized Psychiatric Services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We welcome collaboration with your primary care provider, caregivers and/or treatment team.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychotropic Medication Management

 

Psychotherapy Services

Our individual and group counseling services look holistically at individuals and focus on strengths instead of deficits. We understand how trauma can affect anyone and strive to provide a trauma-informed care environment.

Services include:

  • Mental health intake assessments
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Couples/marriage therapy

 

Physical Therapy

  • Consulting with patients and their caregivers to learn about their physical condition and symptoms​
  • Diagnosing movement dysfunction and developing a treatment plan​
  • Teaching patients how to properly use therapeutic exercise techniques​
  • Helping patients to reach functional goals through:​

- Balance Training​

- Gait Training​

- Transfer Training​

- Body Mechanics and Ergonomics Education​

- Assistive Device (walker, cane, wheelchair, etc) Training​

- Strength Training​

- Aerobic Exercise

 

Occupational Therapy

Develops individualized treatment program in collaboration with the client and caregivers to increase independence and participation in:​

  • Activities of daily living (ADL)​
  • Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)​
  • Leisure, work, and social interests

Sessions may include:​

  • ADL/IADL training​
  • Fine and gross motor skills training​
  • Cognitive skills training​
  • Education on environmental modifications, energy conservation, proper positioning, and adaptive equipment/strategies for ADL/IADL​
  • Sensory processing skills​
  • Visual motor and perceptual skills training​
  • Strengthening, endurance, and balance exercises

 

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Therapist evaluates and provides support to help patients improve speech, communication, and feeding skills, and are adept at encouraging and motivating patients to reach their goals.

 

Behavioral Services

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavioral Technician(s) on staff to support individuals and staff with behavioral concerns.
  • Recommend proactive and/or reactive strategies and behavior interventions. 
  • Develop, implement, and train staff to support individuals experiencing challenging behaviors through individualized behavior support plans.
  • Obtain data for the BSP's/strategies through direct observation, documentation, and feedback from staff.

 Utilize trauma informed applied behavior analysis to:

  • Teach replacement/alternative behaviors, coping skills and even leisure skills.
  • Promote and teach self-advocacy. 
  • Modify environments and routines to help promote success.
  • Decrease unsafe challenging behaviors that limit an individual's independence, access to the community, and daily enjoyment. This leads to an improved quality of life. 

Nursing Support/Services

  • Provide nursing support to meet the needs of individuals receiving services including plans of care for individuals returning from a hospitalization or rehab stay
  • Assisting with the review of medications.
  • Answer questions regarding discharge instructions or lab results.
  • Communicate with hospital personnel when someone receiving supports has been hospitalized
  • Provide In-services and training to staff to support the health needs of individuals receiving support. 
  • Monitor and recommend follow-up services with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) or medical specialist as needed
     

Contact
(732) 493-1919 ext. 888
healthservices@arcofmonmouth.org

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