Family Support Services, Inc. (FSSI), the sister company of Nystrom and Associates, Ltd., exclusively provides Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS).
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) is a program sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services for individuals who have a mental health diagnosis and are on Medical Assistance or a Prepaid Medical Assistance Product.
The purpose of the program is to help individuals who have a mental illness function independently in their homes or places of residence. Services are provided in four areas: Basic Living and Social Skills, Community Intervention, Medication Education and Transitioning to Community Living.
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We have offices in New Brighton, Apple Valley, Bloomington, St. Cloud, Brainerd/Baxter, Elk River/Otsego, Eden Prairie, Duluth, Woodbury, Maple Grove, and Coon Rapids MN and provide services in 30 counties.
The current counties being served are:
Metro Area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Le Sueur, McLeod, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Southern Pine, and Washington
Northern Metro: Benton, Kanabec, Isanti and Wright.
Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Douglas, Hubbard, Itasca, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena.
North Eastern Minnesota: Carlton, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis.
Additional counties are being added so if your county is not listed, check with us about whether we will be adding it soon.
What We Do
I. Basic Living and Social Skills
ARMHS Basic Living and Social Skills are activities that restore a client’s skills essential for managing his or her illness, treatment, and the requirements of everyday independent living. Basic living and social skills may be provided to maintain a recipient’s functioning if the recipient is likely to significantly regress or is at significant risk to lose independent living. These skills need to be restored to prevent recipients from requiring inpatient or residential placement or to live independently in the community.
- Communicating opinions, thoughts and feelings, or key information with others
- Feeling confident in different social roles and settings
- Communicating about, or when in a stressful situation
- Discovering and using community resources to get needs met
- Getting outside help to deal with a difficult situation
- Preventing relapse
- Budgeting and shopping
- Developing a healthy lifestyle
- Learning to cook and eat a healthy diet
- Learning to get around the community
- Monitoring use and effectiveness of medications
- Managing the symptoms of mental illness
- Managing a household
- Finding and retaining a job
- Planning for employment
- Pursuing education
- Re-entering community living after treatment
The above services may be provided on a one-to-one basis in the client’s home or another community setting or in groups.
II. Community Intervention
Community intervention is provided with the intent to alleviate or reduce a recipient’s barriers to community integration or independent living or to minimize the risk of hospitalization or other more restrictive living arrangement. In order to bring change into situations and allow the recipient to function more independently, Community Intervention may be conducted with: an agency, an institution, an employer, a landlord, the recipient’s family, with or without the presence of the recipient. Community Intervention is provided on an individual basis only and may be conducted in person or by telephone.
III. Medication Education Services
Services provided individually or in groups which focus on educating the recipient about mental illness and symptoms; the role and effects of medications in treating symptoms of mental illness; and the side effects of medications. Medication education is coordinated with medication management services and does not duplicate it. Medication education services are provided by physicians, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, or registered nurses. 256B.0623 subdivision 2 (b)
IV. Transition to Community Living Services
Services which maintain continuity of contact between the rehabilitation services provider and the recipient and which facilitate discharge from a hospital, residential treatment program under Minnesota Rules, chapter 9505, board and lodging facility, or nursing home. Transition to community living services are not intended to provide other areas of adult rehabilitative mental health services.
For more information on our programs and scheduling, please contact our coordinators.
Forms for this program can be found on our Patient Forms page by clicking here.