Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Millcreek Behavioral Health to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Millcreek Behavioral Health.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Top Developmental Disabilities Residential Treatment Program for Children & Teens in Arkansas

Millcreek Behavioral Health offers comprehensive residential treatment and education programs for children and teens struggling with mental and behavioral health issues, developmental disorders, and addiction.

Developmental Disabilities Residential Treatment Program Overview

Learn about our developmental disabilities residential treatment program at Millcreek Behavioral Health

Millcreek Behavioral Health offers a long-term residential treatment program that provides specialized training and development programming to adolescents or teens between the ages of 6 and 17 who have intellectual disabilities and/or related developmental disabilities. The adolescents or teens experiencing our residential treatment programs by living in our community-based group homes are provided a normal living environment designed to enhance all opportunities for success. A child or teen who joins our ICF/IID program must experience significant deficits in the abilities to learn, take proper care of oneself, and communicate with others effectively, and have challenges with socialization, self-direction, mobility, and  living independently. In order for our teens and children to acquire adaptive behavioral skills, we are proud to offer a structured residential setting for our residents. The goal of our programs is to teach the adolescent or teen the skills needed to return to the least restrictive environment outside of our residential facility – most preferably their home.

Types of Treatment

Treatments and therapies offered in our developmental disabilities residential treatment program

When an adolescent or teen is admitted into our residential program, they will undergo a variety of evaluations including psychiatric, medical, and diagnostic assessments that will allow us to determine the treatment program for them. Our multidisciplinary team of professionals, including psychologists, social services, nursing staff, psychiatrists, medical physicians, behavioral and pathological professionals, and other specialized consultation services will work together to create an individualized program plan (IPP). Each child will receive a unique program plan that contains strengths, needs, goals, objectives, and plans for discharge. Types of therapeutic interventions through this program plan include:

  • Medication Management
  • Group Therapy Programs
  • FAMS Program (Run by nurses to help residents learn importance of medication management)
  • Education Programs (Held Monday through Friday with the end-goal of graduation)
  • Recreational Therapy Programs
  • Discharge Planning

Highly integrated psychological and psychiatric residential services are provided to proactively treat severe emotional, behavioral, and/or developmental delays. Areas of emphasis in a child’s individualized program plan may include:

  • Developing self-care skills
  • Acquiring transitional skills
  • Improving communication with others
  • Strengthening coping abilities and skills
  • Identifying skill deficits
  • Minimizing maladaptive behaviors

Training in the residential care setting focuses upon each person as an individual and includes all family members and loved ones through annual program plans, special treatment planning, overnight and day passes, and family support services.