What is Residential Treatment?
Residential treatment for mental health diagnoses involves setting up a patient in a stay-in facility where they have a designated room and bed. Patients in residential care are kept at a facility under the supervision of a professional until their symptoms show marked improvement, and then they’ll be transitioned into an after-care treatment plan. In the continuum of care, residential treatment falls toward the more intense end of the spectrum, as individuals needing it often require more consistent medical or mental health oversight.
Continuum of Care for Mental Health
A facility’s care level must always match the severity of a patient’s symptoms. Personalized and comprehensive treatment plans all work to factor in anything a patient’s unique diagnosis might call for, and the continuum of care is designed to guide them through each step of their recovery.
Inpatient psychiatric care is the most intensive of all care options and involves providing around-the-clock treatment for an individual in a hospital type of setting. This is the best option for someone experiencing an acute mental health crisis.
Residential treatment is the second most intensive care option. With this treatment, patients are admitted to a facility that offers a more at-home living experience, while still having access to a physician 24/7.
Partial hospitalization is often recommended for individuals who aren’t in need of 24-hour care, but are still scheduled for recurring appointments. Individuals in PHP programs live at their own residence and regularly travel to a facility for outpatient care.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
This least intensive level of care in the continuum is most effective for those experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. It may encompass therapy sessions, group sessions, or psychotherapy as part of an overall treatment plan.
Who Residential Treatment is For
Residential treatment is for those who are working through the continuum of care. It’s often recommended as a next step for someone who is transitioning out of an inpatient psychiatric program. Similarly to someone who recently had knee surgery not jumping straight into a three-mile hike, residential treatment helps an individual slowly acclimate to independency as they move through the care continuum, as in many cases, they aren’t ready to immediately go home just yet. As a step in between, residential treatment is for those who need more help than a PHP can provide and it offers a space for recovery to become truly ingrained in an individual’s daily lifestyle.
The Evidence for Residential Treatment
Residential treatment is a proven option for those struggling with mental health or substance use disorders. According to the Recovery Research Institute, studies have shown that people’s outcomes pertaining to substance use, mental health, and being social all generally demonstrate improvement after residential care is provided.
Evidence for Jackson House's Residential Treatment
At Jackson House, we take a detailed, patient-first approach to our residential treatment. Patient recovery, comfort, and wellness are paramount to everything we do, which is why we tailor our services to the specific needs of each individual who walks through our doors.
Each of our facilities are staffed with a team of trained professionals who provide effective services that quantifiably help improve patient outcomes. We’re proud to say that in the first three quarters of 2023, clients at our facilities reported an average of 56.29% symptom reduction after receiving treatment. Some of our facilities even indicated a 75.1% reduction in patient symptoms during some quarters (as demonstrated by PHQ-9 results).
The patient health questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) is a form commonly given to individuals in order to help screen them for depression or mental health disorders. With this form, patients are asked questions pertaining to their mental state, feelings, and various physical symptoms they may be currently experiencing. Studying a completed PHQ-9 form helps medical professionals gain a better understanding of how severe a patient’s diagnosis appears, what might be causing it, and how to best craft an effective treatment plan.
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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.