The focus of the Re-Entry Program is to help patients learn skills associated with independent living such as cooking groups, vocational rehabilitation, and independently managing laundry. Residents often transfer to the re-entry from other units once they show improvement and their psychiatrist believes they would benefit from a more independent living situation.
The Re-Entry Program also offers residents vocationalrehabilitation around the facility.
The group offers residents many different jobs such as:
- Assisting staff with basic janitorial duties
- Landscaping projects
- Gardening group where the residents are responsible for routine maintenance and seasonal upkeep of the flowers and/or vegetables
Financial InstructionThis program also focuses on personal money management. Each resident is more active in how they manage their own finances.
Some other individual programs include:
- Specialized cooking groups where the resident learns about food preparation and the importance of making healthy choices along with a thorough understanding of safety precautions while doing so
- Residents also have the opportunity to participate in doing their own laundry
The Re-Entry Program facility is a 22-bed unit
When our residents reach the Re-Entry placement and have demonstrated overall stability in all facets of their rehabilitative care, placing agencies typically start looking for least restrictive placements where the resident can continue to grow and integrate back into the community.