Andrew Jackson Care Facility
DAC took over operations of the county owned Andrew Jackson Care Facility building, obtaining licensure to operate a Residential Care Facility for Persons with Mental Illness (RCF/PMI) in November 2012. The RCF/PMI program offers an assortment of services both in-house and through local community resources to adults with cognitive disabilities who require licensed residential services for persons with mental illness. The RCF/PMI unit is licensed for 40 beds and utilizes trained staff to provide each consumer with the support, training, and rehabilitiation needed to avoid transfer to a more restrictive setting and to prepare for advancement to a less restrictive setting. Services are provided based on individual consumer needs, including assessment, evaluation, medication administration, medication management, crisis intervention, and behavior management. Opportunities for access to the community are also offered. Development of skills is focused in the following areas: coping skills, personal self-help and living skills, community living skills, social skills, money management skills, and recreation and leisure-time skills.
Persons appropriate for services offered by the RCF/PMI must have a primary diagnosis of mental illness or his/her primary barrier to functioning in a less restrictive setting must directly involve a psychiatric condition. These persons may experience acute or chronic psychiatric symptoms. Persons meeting the above criteria and having a secondary diagnosis of severe, moderate, mild, or borderline intellectual disability, developmental disability, physical disability (but must be mobile), and/or substance abuse/dependence may also be appropriate for this residential service for persons with mental illness. Persons appropriate must be at least 18 years old.
For referral information, please contact the Director of Operations, David Smith at 563-583-1791 or email the Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to operating the aforementioned RCF/PMI, the Andrew Jackson Care Facility also has a full nursing department, kitchen, housekeeping and maintenance programs.
DAC, Inc.'s RCF/PMI is surveyed on an annual basis by the Healthier Facilities Division of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. DIA is the state agency responsible for inspection and licensure of all Chapter 135C health care facilities in Iowa. The mission of the Health Facilities Division is "to promote the quality and optimal outcomes of services through a survey process that centers on enhancing the lives of the people served." A representative or group of representatives from DIA conducts an unannounced visit to the facility each year to determine compliance with state and federal regulations. Compliance is determined through observation, interview of individuals, staff, and families, and in-depth record review.