COVID-19 PROGRAM UPDATE
Pre-admission testing is required. Please see our Covid-19 Information page for more information.
All clients admitting to the adult residential or day treatment programs on June 7, 2021, or later must be fully vaccinated prior to the day of admission.
Adolescent clients ages 16 and older are encouraged to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination (the only vaccine approved for 16-18 year-old individuals at this time) prior to admission.
All clients must wear masks outside of their private rooms and practice physical distancing.
Off-campus passes and campus visitors are not permitted at this time.
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South Precautionary Floor
(For clients who are not fully vaccinated and admitting prior to June 7, 2021.)
Adult residential clients who are not fully vaccinated for Covid-19 admit directly to the precautionary floor of South Campus and receive a history & physical exam within 48 hours of admission. Clients must remain isolated in their private rooms for three days. During this time, meals and medications will be delivered to their rooms. They can participate in individual and group therapy sessions remotely via zoom online video conferencing. They may leave their rooms to spend scheduled time individually in the gardens. Clients who are fully vaccinated at admission are not required to quarantine.
Once medically cleared to leave quarantine, adult clients move to a room in the residential section of South Campus or to a room at Rollins Campus, depending on room availability.
Treatment on the Main Campus
Clients on the residential floor of South Campus are transported to Rollins Campus to participate in treatment at the Rollins Campus and the adjacent Charles B. West Campus Monday through Friday and to participate in LEAP on Saturday and Saturday.
Clients meet in person for groups and individual primary counselor sessions while wearing masks. Group size is limited. Individual psychiatry sessions take place through zoom.
Preparing for Life After Treatment
The support and services we provide at Skyland Trail South give clients the opportunity to build their capacity, strength and confidence to begin working toward recovery.
We help our clients take steps toward normalizing their daily routine and improving daily living skills. To restore healthy sleep patterns, we set expectations for lights out and wake up times. We also set expectations for personal hygiene and cleanliness of personal and community areas. A licensed nurse is onsite 24/7, and our staff administers medications.
Clients are served continental breakfast. Evening and weekend meals are prepared onsite by our dining services staff. Precautionary clients may order lunch from local restaurants. Residential clients at South eat lunch at Rollins Campus.
Expected Length of Stay
Clients typically stay at the residential level of care (at Skyland Trail South Or Rollins Campus) for about two months. Most clients then step down to our nonresidential day treatment program where they continue to work toward independence.
Many clients live in the apartments available through our transitional housing program while they participate in day treatment. Others return to the community to live with family or friends, or independently.
After residential treatment, clients typically engage in our nonresidential programs, including our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs, for about two months. The total average length of treatment for clients admitting to Skyland Trail South residential care is about four months.
Remember that everyone moves through treatment at his or her own pace. Skyland Trail is not a one-size-fits-all program. The length of stay in any level of care is tailored to the needs of each individual client. Our unique program continuum also allows us to increase the level of care for a client who is struggling or needs extra support. Our multidisciplinary treatment team meets each week to discuss each client individually. The team considers each client's progress toward goals and remaining challenges and makes careful decisions about the level of support each client needs to achieve continued improvement.
Work & School
The Skyland Trail residential treatment program is a full-time program; residential clients will need to suspend their commitments to a job or school.
Vocational services is an integrated part of the residential treatment program. Vocational services can help clients in middle to late adulthood develop new strategies to improve work-life balance or consider a career change to support their mental health. Our vocational services team can also help you explore other purposeful activities - community service opportunities or continuing education - that can help you supplement your day-to-day job. Acknowledging that your job may not use all of your skills or address all of your interests, what activities or relationships could you pursue to feel more fulfilled and engaged with your community?
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