On-Going care is a type of program for adults who’ve had a long history of mental illness or instability and who’ve also had a long history of treatment in the past. Adults in this program typically are not looking for the standard model of clinical programming but instead look to a positive communal atmosphere with daily activities.
The “Shenanigans” program, a weekly schedule of mind/body classes, creative arts, and communal games, was developed to meet that criteria.
- 8 of these ongoing care units are for residents who need medical as well as psychiatric supportive living services. These 8 clients are housed in the agency Med/Psych Unit located on the ground floor of a main living unit of the agency campus. This group of clients may have head injury (TBI), diabetes, dementia, developmental disabilities, MS or similar physical issues. This unit provides specialized care with LVN level medical evaluation and intervention available. All residents in this program have 24/7 staff supervision.
- 22 of these units are provided with supportive levels of staff supervision- that is, access to staff 24/7 but no direct staff supervision within their living units. These clients range in ability to live totally independent lives off campus with medication supervision and socialization services to those who need daily re-direction through more closely supervised living units on the main campus.
Clients in this program have been residing with the agency from a few weeks to up to 31 years in one instance. (average length of stay for this population is 14 plus years.)