A Residential Center offers treatment for various issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse and addiction problems. Residential care is an intensive and clinically focused residential treatment facility where you live and are taken care of by mental health professionals.
Why Seek Care At A Residential Center?
With so many different levels of care and so many different programs across the country, determining the best fit for treatment can be overwhelming. Although people go to a residential treatment center for a variety of various issues, particular struggles need a residential treatment facility, such as:
- psychiatric disorder
- Eating disorders
- severe anxiety disorders
- co-occurring disorders
- other medical conditions
there may be other factors that make a residential facility an appropriate option, including:
- Having already tried different levels of care such as intensive outpatient with little to no improvement.
- Lack of a supportive environment
- Safety issues such as self-harm urges
Benefits of Residential Treatment Center
Residential treatment centers may differ in one way or the other. All of the residential treatment programs have similar features that support why residential care is so effective. Regardless of the differences, the main features of these care services are:
- 24-hour support – residential treatment services have a massive advantage for treating mental illness in providing other psychiatric care due to the continuous monitoring and available support staff. Continuous monitoring in an inpatient setting may seem invasive to your privacy, but it helps identify areas of struggle, prevent future relapse, and help the client stay on track.
- Distance – From the patient’s past. Getting away from toxic people can be difficult. Leaving people behind may seem like a daunting task, but your therapy needs to get away from one’s current situation.
- Different types of therapy – residential treatment centers will offer many therapeutic interventions to treat mental illness, not just typical talk therapy. Many residential treatment centers work from a holistic approach, offering modalities to treat the mind, body, and spirit. Some common modalities include trauma therapy, equine therapy, art therapy, and various experiential therapies.
- Frequent sessions – residential treatment centers typically have more than one type of therapy available to patients. Offering different medicines means that the client can meet with their therapist more regularly throughout the week. The client will build a solid and trusting relationship with their therapist when they meet with them multiple times a week and have daily contact. The therapist will also observe the client in various settings rather than just in their office once a week. Our clients are often encouraged to go to therapy groups, outings and participate in experiential activities with others in residential treatment. The therapist will be able to get further insight into what the client needs to heal. Multiple sessions a week allows therapists to see patients in different situations and gain further insight into their habits and coping techniques.
- Structure and Routine – the schedule at residential treatment centers are very structured. Patients will wake up and sleep simultaneously every day, participate in household chores, have appointments, and exercise.
What is the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?
Outpatient vs. Inpatient Treatment
There are many levels of mental health care that a patient can seek. Intensive outpatient mental health services are one of the more common options. This option is for those who do not need constant monitoring. Those with more severe mental health disorders were placed into a residential center to ensure proper care.
The costs and quality for different levels of care can range drastically. The length of care is a critical difference between a residential treatment center and outpatient care. Most people who seek care for mental health issues are treated on an outpatient basis, in which they receive counseling and support to help them deal with their problems. Inpatient treatment can be ongoing if an individual positively responds to treatment.
Maple Mountain mental health & wellness offers both intensive outpatient programs and inpatient services. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down inpatient programs, and less intensive mental health services. Our residential treatment center is staffed with the most qualified therapist and support staff to help you on your path to a better life.