Examples of Discharge Criteria


Member will have had "0" episodes of homelessness during the prior 3 months.

Member will have maintained stable housing for at least 6 consecutive months.

Member will have a stable source of income that is adequate to meet her basic needs.

Member will be meeting her basic needs through stable sources of income/benefits.

Member's money management skills will have improved to the point that rep payeeship is no longer necessary.

Member will be getting along better with others using coping skills she has learned.

Member will have at least 3 friends or acquaintances supporting her in her recovery.

Member will have a well-defined social support network including friends and/or family.

Member will be involved in personally fulfilling activity on a regular basis.

Member will be having progressively fewer incidents of aggressive behavior towards others.

Member will be maintaining an adequate level of hygiene and grooming.

Member will be providing for basic needs without assistance or prompting from others.

Member will be managing ADLs without prompting.

Member will be performing IADLs with minimal assistance from others.

Member will have acquired the basic living skills necessary to transition to a lower level of care.

Member will be scheduling and attending appointments with minimal assistance from others.

Member will be engaged in structured volunteer work leading to the acquisition of job skills.

Member will be engaged in supported employment.

Member will be engaged in competitive employment.

Member will have had no negative interaction with law enforcement during the prior 6 months.

Member will be in compliance with the terms of his probation.

Member will have resolved all outstanding legal issues.

Member will be managing symptoms of mental illness without the use of alcohol and other substances.

Member will be abstinent or have minimal impairment from drugs or alcohol.

Member will no longer be going to ERs for non-emergency reasons.

Member will have had no incidents of self-harm for 6 consecutive months.

Member will be getting therapeutic counseling for symptoms of PTSD and trauma.

Member will be able to manage his own medications or a have plan for obtaining the level of assistance he needs.

Member will be taking medications as prescribed by his psychiatrist/NP.

Member will be actively managing his mental health treatment to the extent that ER visits, hospitalizations, and stays in acute care facilities are rare.

Member will be managing his mental health treatment to the extent that mental health staff rarely need to anticipate or respond to problems.

Member will have developed a plan for getting the medications she needs given her limited medical benefits.

Member will be seeking and obtaining an adequate level of medical and dental care.

Member will be actively managing his medical conditions and obtaining consistent care for them.

Member will have some form of medical insurance.

Member will have a written plan in place for dealing with crises and relapses after graduation.

Member will have begun setting, pursuing and achieving quality of life goals.

Member will have begun establishing roles in the greater (non-disabled) community.

Member will be connected with an outside psychiatrist.


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