Rose Hill Center is a unique treatment and rehabilitation center designed to assist adults with severe and persistent mental illness, primarily serving those who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective or bipolar disorders. A professional mental health team directs psychosocial and psychopharmacological programs aimed at helping people successfully achieve and maintain their highest level of independence and function. Comprehensive programming in symptom management, independent living skills, work skills training, substance abuse prevention, and social skills, are strong aspects of the Rose Hill Center program.
Coming to Rose Hill for psychiatric treatment is often met with feelings of apprehension and concern. Uncertainty of what to expect causes anxiety for most people-and especially for those who are dedicating the next several months of their life to a new and different environment. This edition of Rose Hill’s E-news will describe what to expect, and hopefully reduce any apprehension or fear new residents may have.
Day of Admission
The day of admission is very busy, and because of this we like to begin bright and early around 9:00 am. We normally start with paperwork to gather information that will help our staff provide the best treatment possible. This includes taking the residents photo, getting copies of insurance/identification and a medication review. Next, we will help get settled into the room and unpack belongings. Meeting the case manager on the first day is also important as they are the “go-to” person during treatment for residents and their families. Lunch in the dining room happens at 12:30 where new residents have a chance to meet and socialize with other residents. Once a new resident has settled into the structure of Rose Hill they begin our regular daily schedule.
Rose Hill has structured each weekday to simulate the activities that most adults engage in daily such as work, socializing, exercise, healthy meals, and managing technology use. This provides a good foundation as people move through the program and on to independent living in the community.
Everyone begins their day with a healthy breakfast and reports to work at 9:00 am. Each resident can choose from four therapeutic work teams: Kitchen, Housekeeping, Horticulture, and Farm Animal Care. This allows individuals to build universal work skills, such as being on time, getting along with a supervisor and co-workers, taking directions, and completing tasks. After lunch, each resident attends group therapy or guided activities. We offer therapeutic groups such as emotion regulation and interpersonal skills, healthy mind/healthy body groups like yoga or basketball, and social activities like art, music, and knitting. Choosing from a mixture of these provides a well-rounded week. After groups and on the weekends, residents are free to socialize, relax and have fun. Rose Hill schedules a variety of recreational activities and many people will have visits from families or leave campus either with staff or family for a day away.
We find that people are often concerned with keeping in touch with family and friends so visits (after the first two weeks) or off campus activities with family (after 30 days) lets residents stay in contact with loved ones. Rose Hill also recognizes this desire to stay connected, and that’s why residents can have access to their cellphones starting from day one (times are limited) to not only communicate with family and friends, but also develop a healthy relationship with technology.
At Rose Hill Center we believe in treating the whole person not just the psychiatric disorder. Our transformative, integrated recovery plans and meaningful activities are designed to help individuals overcome symptoms of mental health disorders and achieve lasting independence.