Preferred Care Inc. - "Making a difference, one person at a time"
South Carolina Services
Our services that we offer at 209 west Main Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512:

1. Alcohol and Drug Screening and Brief Intervention Services

If you are in need of services, SAC requires face-to-face and goal-oriented interactions between a beneficiary and a clinical professional. The interactions provide the beneficiary with the skills and supports needed to reduce the use of substances, obtain abstinence, and successfully manage their illness. This service supports the beneficiary in achieving and maintaining improved ability to function in his or her daily living.t
The goal of SAC is to aid beneficiaries in recovery from substance use disorders. SAC serves to educate beneficiaries about substance abuse and cultivate the skills needed to attain and sustain progress on identified goals; such as skills needed to manage anger or to cope with the urge to use substances by altering thoughts and actions that lead to substance abuse.
 
Interventions should focus on helping the beneficiary to develop the motivation to change substance-abusing behaviors and pursue life goals. Interventions should also focus on improving communication and conflict resolution skills and developing healthy boundaries.

2. Family Supports
If you are in need of assistance, Family Support (FS) is a medical supportive service with the primary purpose of treatment of the beneficiary’s condition. The intent of this service is face-to-face contact, but services may also include telephonic contact with the identified beneficiary and collateral contact with persons who assist the beneficiary in meeting their goal as specified in the Individual Plan of Care. The documentation must support the circumstances that warrant services provided by telephone. FS is the process of family participation with the services provider in the treatment process of the Medicaid beneficiary. FS should result in an intervention that changes or modifies the structure, dynamics and interactions that act on the beneficiary’s emotions and behavior.

FS does not treat the family or family members other than the identified beneficiary. FS is not for the purpose of history taking or coordination of care. This service includes the following discrete services when they are relevant to the goal in the individual plan of care: providing guidance to the family or caregiver on navigating systems that support individuals with behavioral health needs, such as behavioral health advocacy groups and support networks; fostering empowerment of family or caregiver by offering supportive guidance for families with behavioral health needs and encouraging participation in peer or parent support and self-help groups; and modeling these skills for parents, guardians, or caregivers. Family Support does not include respite care or child care services. Training and education are provided to the family or caregiver for the purpose of enabling the family or caregiver to better understand and care for the needs of the beneficiary and participate in the treatment process by coaching and redirecting activities that support therapy interventions.
Services may only be provided to the family or caregiver and directed exclusively to the effective treatment of the beneficiary. FS is intended to:
• Equip families with coping skills to counteract the stress of dealing with the beneficiary’s behavioral health needs
• Alleviate the burden of stigma that families carry • Teach families to deal with the crisis and to coordinate effectively with service provider
• Reduce family’s isolation by connecting them with behavioral health advocacy and support network
• Educate families to advocate effectively for their relatives
• Provide families with information and skills

3. Psycho-social Rehabilitation Services
PRS is designed to improve the quality of life for beneficiaries by assisting them to assume responsibility over their lives, strengthen skills, and develop environmental supports necessary to enable them to function as actively and independently in the   community, as possible.
PRS should be provided in a supportive community environment. Each beneficiary should be offered PRS in a manner that maximizes the beneficiary’s responsibility, control and feelings of self-worth, and encourages ownership in the rehabilitation process.
The goals of PRS are to:
• Effectively manage the illness
• Reduce problem areas that prevent successful independent living
• Develop or increase basic life skills that contribute to successful independent living.
PRS includes services provided individually or in small groups based on the assessed needs and level of functioning of the beneficiary and includes activities that foster growth in the following areas:
• Basic Living Skills Development ng skills
• Interpersonal Skills Training
• Therapeutic Socialization
• Consumer Empowerment
PRS activities that are directed to promote recovery, restore skills, and develop adaptive behaviors may include the following:
• Promoting the understanding and the practice of healthy living habits
• Assisting with maintaining adequate relationships with others
• Promoting the expression of his or her needs, feelings, and thoughts in a supportive and safe environment
• Promoting the safe use of community resources
• Assisting with issues of personal safety
• Promoting hope through understanding of his or her illness, its effect on their lives, social adaptation, and alternatives to improve their quality of life
• Assisting to restore basic functional abilities he or she may have lost because of the illness
• Assisting to develop abilities to maintain his or her personal belonging and living space
• Identifying and managing symptoms, attitudes, and behaviors that interfere with seeking a job or obtaining an education
• Improving concentration and attention, problem solving skills, ethics development, and time management
• Directing interventions to identify and reduce stressors, develop coping skills and prevent de-compensation
• Enabling to verbalize thoughts, feelings, and ideas   in a supportive environment.

4. Behavior Modification
The goal of Behavior Modification (B-Mod) is to alter behavior that is inappropriate or undesirable of the child or the adolescent. Behavior Modification involves regularly scheduled interventions designed to optimize emotional and behavioral functioning in the natural environment through the application of clinically planned techniques that promote the development of healthy coping skills, adaptive interactions with others, and appropriate responses to environmental stimuli.
B-Mod provides the beneficiary the opportunity to alter existing behaviors, acquire new behaviors, and function more effectively within his or her environment.

Interventions are planned in such a way that they are constantly supporting, guiding, and reinforcing the beneficiary’s ability to learn life skills. Inappropriate and/or undesirable behaviors are identified, targeted, stopped and/or redirected. B-Mod involves the observation of the beneficiary’s behaviors and events that occur before an inappropriate and/or undesirable behavior is exhibited by the beneficiary and identification of precipitating factors that cause a behavior to occur. B-Mod techniques allow professionals to build the desired behavior in steps and reward those behaviors that come progressively closer to the goal and allow the beneficiary the opportunity to observe the professional performing the desired behavior. To be eligible for these services must have a diagnosis of a behavioral health and/or substance use disorders and must be between the ages of 0 and 21. The results of the assessment and/or screening tool must indicate a functioning level that would support the need for services and the behavior must interfere with the ability to function in at least two of these areas: daily living, personal relationships, work setting, school, recreational settings and behaviors that present risk of harm to self or others.

5. Crisis Management
If you are in need of services, the clinician must assist the beneficiary in identifying the precipitating event, in identifying personal and/or community resources that he or she can rely on to cope with this crisis, and in developing specific strategies to be used to mitigate this crisis and prevent similar incidents.
A crisis can be defined as an event that places a beneficiary in a situation that was not planned or expected. Sometimes,
these unexpected events can hinder the beneficiary’s capacity to function. Clinical professionals should provide an objective frame of reference within which to consider the crisis, discuss possible alternatives, and promote healthy functioning. All activities must occur within the context of a potential or actual psychiatric crisis.
Crisis Management (CM) should therefore be immediate methods of intervention that can include stabilization of the
person in crisis, counseling and advocacy, and information and referral, depending on the assessed needs of the
individual. Face-to-face inventions require immediate response by a clinical professional and include:
• A preliminary evaluation of the beneficiary’s specific crisis
• Intervention and stabilization of the beneficiary
• Reduction of the immediate personal distress experienced by the beneficiary.
.Development of an action plan that reduces the chance of future crises through the implementation of preventative strategies
• Referrals to appropriate resources
· Follow up with each beneficiary within 24 hours, when appropriate
· Telephonic interventions are provided either to the beneficiary or on behalf of the beneficiary to collect an adequate amount of information to provide appropriate and safe services, stabilize the beneficiary, and prevent a negative outcome.

  6. IOP -Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
If you are in need of Intensive Outpatient Services, please contact us. IOP services are supervised structured treatment services provided to beneficiaries who are in need of more than discrete outpatient treatment services or as an alternative to residential treatment. The appropriate level of care takes into consideration the beneficiary’s cognitive and emotional experiences that have contributed to substance abuse or dependency. IOP allows the beneficiary opportunities to practice new coping skills and strategies learned in treatment, while still within a supportive treatment relationship and their “real world” environment.
 
The IOP service is comprised of the following services:
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, AOD/Substance Abuse Counseling, Peer Support Services, PRS, Family Support, and Medication Management.
 
The following services may be billed as discrete services: Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation, Psychological Testing and Reporting, AOD Assessment, AOD Assessment Nursing Services, AOD Screening, SPD, Medical Evaluation and Management, Crisis Intervention, Injection (Vivitrol), and Medication Administration.

Location:
209 West Main Street
 Bennettsville, SC 29512

Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10AM - 4PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed


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