Facilitating Health and Well-being.
The health and well-being of our participants is a necessary and integral factor to each individual’s success. The mission of the Multidisciplinary Clinic is to improve participants’ health and well-being, quality of life; increase their independence while decreasing their psychopathology; and to increase awareness of the special needs of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the health care community. Through the Multidisciplinary Clinic:
- Participants experience a safe environment and a decrease in maladaptive behavior.
- Participants experience the best possible health.
The Multidisciplinary Clinic offers the oversight and expertise of Oak Leyden’s personnel in coordination with each participant’s physical and behavioral health care providers. Our Clinic personnel are in regular contact with Oak Leyden participants, meaning they are available to administer regular medications, are on call as needs arise, and are familiar with each participant such that they could help identify changes in health and advocate for additional care.
The Multidisciplinary Clinic was initiated by Oak Leyden in 2000. It is a strong example of Oak Leyden’s attentive response to one of the largest service gaps existing for people with developmental disabilities. The physical and behavioral health needs of this group are unique and complex, and we ensure they are looked at individually and comprehensively in an environment in which they are respected.
As part of Oak Leyden’s commitment excellence in the arena of health:
- Oak Leyden performs annual safety training with all division staff and a licensed dietician trains staff on our residents’ special diets.
- We provide annual onsite flu shots to all residents.
- A DHS Nurse Trainer holds Medication Administration Training (MAT) classes to educate all CILA staff on administering medications.
- The clinic has contracted with Therapy Providers to offer evaluations and access to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy for our CILA residents.