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Family and Social Services Administration

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The Hope and Recovery Service Line consists of two 32-bed units within the Residential Treatment Center. The RTC building is a ground level, handicapped accessible facility. The core of the building has a canteen area, whirlpool baths, a beauty/barber shop, central activity rooms, and a medical clinic. A dining room is also located in the core of the building. Meals are delivered to the RTC central or unit dining rooms from the main kitchen on the campus grounds.

The Hope and Recovery Units are located in the 422 (northeast) wing of the building. Each of these units has bathroom facilities for every 4 clients, laundry facilities, a large dayroom for socialization/TV viewing, an activity/dining room and single or double bedrooms. Patio/shelter areas are wheelchair accessible.

422A Community Living Skills

This is a newly developed unit and is still in the process of developing person centered community living skills programs. This is a 32 bed coed unit for adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness or neuropsychiatric disorders. Programming on this unit is geared for a population who has already acquired some of the more basic daily living skills and is ready to progress on to refining and or developing their community based skills in preparation for placement in the community or in a less restrictive environment.

Clients admitted to this program are generally proficient in the more basic living skills such as bathing, grooming, toileting, dressing and eating and be willing to participate in programming designed to further enhance their social skills and community living skills in the areas of money management, self medication, use of public transportation, meal planning, cooking, etc.

422B Basic Living Skills

This unit is a newly developed unit and is still in the process of developing person centered basic living skills programs. This is a 32 bed coed unit for adults diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness or neuropsychiatric disorders. Although this is not a medical unit, many of these persons have chronic health problems that require ongoing clinical interventions from medical and nursing staff. Programming is geared toward engaging patients in their own care with emphasis on activities of daily living and self care.

Because the population on this unit is currently in a state of flux, the programming emphasis will be changed on an as-needed, person-centered basis.

Staffing and Services

Staffing for the service line includes regular physician coverage with on call backup. Psychiatric consultation is available. Clients with acute medical problems beyond the scope of our medical services are referred to the Emergency Department at the local hospital. Nurses and psychiatric attendants provide around the clock care. A Social Worker is assigned to each of the units. They provide counseling based on each person's particular needs, assistance with financial management, contact with families/interested others, exploration or resources within and outside of the hospital that may be able to benefit the patient, discharge planning, and family and patient education.

Psychological services are provided by a behavioral clinician. Three Activity Therapists and three Activity Therapy Assistants provide opportunity for physical activity and for social interaction. Self-esteem and physical fitness is maintained or enhanced through a variety of activities including:

  • Morning Stretch
  • Art Therapy
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Grooming
  • Current events
  • Storytelling
  • Reminiscing
  • Community car rides
  • Bingo
  • Animal watching
  • Table games
  • Puzzles
  • Crafts
  • Choir
  • Family Dining
  • Social Skills Group
  • Women's Group
  • Anger Management
  • Evening Activities
  • Community Meeting
  • Unit Government
  • Help and Training in Activities of Daily Living Community Adult Daycare

Kim Phillips is the service line manager for the Hope and Recovery Service Line.