A sense of dignity and community
Our treatment plans are developed with person-centered involvement. Each client is actively involved in treatment planning and goal setting. Treatment plans consist of activity scheduling, cognitive restructuring, community re-entry, social skills training, and contingency management.
Goals are evaluated at least bi-weekly and communicated to staff to achieve maximum effectiveness and independence. Managers or specially trained staff attend physician appointments and multi-disciplinary treatment meetings.
Family meetings and treatment planning conferences are held within the homes or at our main office. Recreational activities, with trips into the community are an integral part of the Dignitas Program. We have a highly trained management team and paraprofessional staff with certifications in CPR and First Aid.
The goal of Dignitas is to restore our residents to the mainstream community at the earliest possible date. To accomplish this goal, we encourage independence by exposing our residents to real-life situations. The community-based programs and activities are closely supervised by Dignitas staff.
The program is designed to enhance the transitional period between the hospital or residential care and independent living, with structure, supervision, and guidance. As part of the Semi-Independent Living Program, multiple apartment sites are utilized throughout the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
We have a highly supervised site located in Farmington Hills. Staff live on site and are available 24 hours per day for on-call issues. Sites are selected based on resident needs, i.e. proximity to family, work, therapy, bus lines, and shopping centers.
Behavioral contracts and expectations are developed with residents prior to the resident transitioning into an apartment setting. Goals are assessed routinely in team meetings for all transitional residents.
At the various sites, Dignitas staff provide up to 24-hour, one-to-one paraprofessional supervision, based on the recommendations of the treatment team and physicians. This approach provides flexibility and cost effectiveness, while promoting client independence.