Testing new skills in a safe environment
Rose Hill Center’s Transitional Living Program helps bridge the gap to community living. Once a patient is ready to take greater responsibility for the management of their illness in a safe and supportive environment, they may apply for admission to our Transitional Living Program.
Patients enrolled in our Transitional Living Program live in one of the town houses on our campus and must engage in meaningful daily activity for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Emphasis is placed on working at paid employment, attending school or volunteering in the community. Transitional Living patients work cooperatively with a housemate to plan meals and set housekeeping schedules. They also take responsibility for planning a budget and paying bills.
Throughout this phase of treatment, patients have the support of familiar Rose Hill case managers, therapists, doctors and friends. They continue to receive help with medication management and have access to:
24-hour assistance for residents of the TLP
Weekly support groups and activities
Quarterly treatment plan reviews
Assistance managing health benefits and insurance
While not appropriate for everyone, a “direct admit” to transitional living may be the right option for some. This un-licensed apartment-like setting has proven to be a confidence building bridge to independent living. To participate in this program candidates must:
Participate in a 30 day assessment period
Participate in the community through work, school or a volunteer program
Be capable of living in an environment with supports but not 24-hour residential services
Demonstrate psychiatric stability for 6 months prior to the assessment period
Acceptance into the direct admit Transitional Living Program will be determined by the admission and clinical staff at Rose Hill Center.