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What is Residential Treatment?

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health and looking for specialized care, you may want to consider residential treatment. Residential treatment is a form of inpatient care that involves an extended stay at a therapeutic facility. It can be an effective and empowering next step for those transitioning out of inpatient psychiatric care.

Where Does Residential Treatment Fall in the Mental Health Care Continuum?

Residential treatment provides a structured environment to help you nurture your mental health in a safe and positive way.

Although it is completely voluntary, it is an intensive form of care that typically requires significant medical and mental health oversight until symptoms noticeably improve. Clients are supervised and monitored around the clock to ensure their wellness.

Clients receive a wide range of services to improve their physical health, emotional stability, coping mechanisms, and life skills. They may participate in individual or group therapy, as well as recreational activities. Depending on the circumstances, clients may take medication or engage in other types of clinically informed therapies.

The duration of your stay at a residential treatment is customized to suit your individual journey. On average, clients stay at Jackson House for approximately two weeks, and we provide follow-up care for at least a month after discharge.

When is Residential Treatment Recommended?

Residential treatment is not for everyone, so it’s important to consider what your specific needs are before enrolling. For those who have recently completed an inpatient psychiatric stay, it can be the perfect way to adjust back to a normal routine gradually.

Reclaiming independence after experiencing severe mental health difficulties can be a daunting process, and residential treatment allows this process to occur at a moderate pace in a low-stakes environment.

Residential treatment is also a great option for individuals who have been diagnosed with multiple or more severe disorders. They can receive care in a comfortable, homey environment while still having 24/7 access to medical professionals.

What Does Residential Treatment Offer?

One of the perks of residential treatment centers like Jackson House is that they offer a vast array of in-house services for their clients. Factors like comfortable accommodations and proper nutrition may not seem essential to the recovery process, but they have been proven to enhance overall well-being.

A designated space to live

Residential treatment centers provide you with a designated space to live, which can be an immense relief for those who experience stressors at home. Having a safe and secure roof over your head is a great way to unwind, allowing you the time and space you need to relax, reflect, and recover.

Instead of worrying about paying your rent, completing household tasks, and managing relationships, you can focus on improving your mental health so you are better prepared to handle the inevitable stresses of life. You can do this from clean, cozy living quarters, surrounded by people who share similar goals. Jackson House allows you to bring a few personal items that will help your space feel even more like home.

Food and necessities

When you are experiencing mental health difficulties, your physical needs may become less of a priority and slip through the cracks. However, ensuring you have food and other necessities is vital to your mental health and quality of life.

Not having to worry about where your next meal is coming from can mitigate a lot of anxiety. Residential treatment centers provide you with healthy meals and snacks to keep you fed, nourished, and energized throughout the day.

Support groups and access to medical professionals

One of the greatest benefits of residential treatment is the constant access to support from therapy groups and medical professionals.

It’s difficult to grow and heal in isolation, and many clients experience an incredible sense of community within residential treatment centers. There’s something powerful about connecting with people who can empathize with you on a personal level. Listening to the stories of others can provide you with a sense of hope and help you develop resilience.

Contact Jackson House

Residential treatment can work wonders for your long-term mental health and well-being. If you feel it could be a good fit for you or a loved one, contact Jackson House today. Our friendly and experienced team can provide you with everything you need to know about our various program options and help you determine which one is best for you.

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We built Jackson House because we realized there was a critical gap in our healthcare system and many individuals with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems were struggling because of it. While there are many outpatient treatment options and locked, inpatient facilities there was nothing in the middle. Nothing to help people who needed around the clock care but wanted to receive treatment voluntarily, on their own terms. Jackson House is different. We provide clients with the level of care they need in a welcoming environment. When you walk through our doors, we will meet you wherever you’re at and help you on your journey toward feeling better.

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If you’re a provider and need to send us information on a client, please feel free to fax us at 619-303-7044. If you need help immediately, call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-766-4274. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Jackson House is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. We are also CARF Accredited. If you have any client or quality of care concerns, please reach out to us at (888) 255-9280. If your concerns need further attention, you can contact the Department of Public Health at 619-278-3700 or the Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766.