Schizoaffective Disorder is a serious illness that can be devastating to an individual and their loved ones. Left untreated, people with this disorder can lead lonely lives as a result of symptoms such as paranoia, which causes them to push others away and others may slowly withdraw from their lives, either because they don’t know what to do to help their loved one or because they feel a sense of apprehension when they are around them. If you have symptoms of this disorder you may have found that you can’t seem to do things you once had no trouble with, such as holding down a job or doing well in school. Sometimes things may seem better in terms of your symptoms, but even then you recognize how many negative consequences have resulted from other times when you were experiencing a symptomatic episode. This can turn a time that may have started off feeling relatively normal into a time filled with depression and anxiety, triggering another full blown episode of mood or psychotic symptoms. You may have relied heavily on friends and family to get by, but now that they may not be part of your life anymore you don’t know where to turn. You may have even reached a point where you feel there is no hope of anything improving and feel as if you can’t take the suffering anymore. Know that with treatment, your symptoms can be managed and your quality of life improved. At Park Royal we know just how much pain you are in and we are here to help.
Why Seek Treatment at Park Royal
Park Royal was designed to offer something different for adults and seniors who have difficulty handling stress in life and who find themselves unable to handle their day to day responsibilities. However, it is not our intention to simply get rid of symptoms; we intend to offer life changing experiences for those who may feel like life has nothing left to offer them. We believe in continuity of care such that whatever level of care you may need, we have an option to offer you. When you are ready to continue treatment at a different level of care, we have an option you can consider at this time as well. We have inpatient programs as well as intensive outpatient programs including an ECT to help us best treat some elders, depending on what they may be suffering from. We admit patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and accept referrals from any concerned individual in a person’s life in addition to self-referrals. We are here to help you day or night and take our commitment to your complete well-being very seriously.
Our Philosophy and Benefits
Our overriding goal is to maximize each person’s potential and help them reach their goals and objectives in order to be able to lead a complete and productive life. We believe in helping each person return to their home when they are capable of doing so and it is in their best interests. In cases when it may not be the best option, we work with the individual, friends, and family members to identify and locate the best alternative for that individual where they can still continue to feel that they are living in a way that is satisfying and that they can contribute something to their environment and peers. We do not believe in warehousing patients who cannot return to a home environment. We always put the needs of you and your family first. Our entire staff is committed to not only providing the best treatment and supporting your endeavors, but also to ensuring the best option has been chosen and planned for when the time for the individual to transition out of one our programs has arrived.
Treatments Provided at Park Royal
Our Detox and Inpatient Programs are intended for the purposes of stabilization. Despite this, we go beyond the regular model of simple stabilization and provide a variety of services to help you begin your recovery process whether you are focusing on a substance abuse problem, psychological problem, or both.
- Group Therapy- Our primary mode of intervention is group therapy. We use groups to provide education and explore topics of common interest as well as to process issues related to different types of disorders for different populations.
- Individual Work- We understand each person has certain areas they may wish to discuss one on one with one of our staff. We do everything possible to provide opportunities in spare time for these types of interactions.
- Family Visitation – We encourage family visitation on weekends as an important part of the individual’s recovery process. Our staff makes sure to be available on weekends to provide as much family interaction as possible
- Discharge Planning – We take a lot of care and effort when working with you and family members on discharge planning to ensure the best option is selected.
We offer a number of other therapeutic modalities that focus on treating other aspects of your life. These may include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Structured activities
- Leisure time
- Recreational programs
- A.A. and N.A.
Continuity of Care – What Comes Next?
After you have come to terms with the acute problems you came to our inpatient program to get under control, we will work with you on where you will transition to next. We do everything possible to help you make a start on the road to healing that will ultimately take you where you want to go. We know there is often a great deal of anxiety experienced when discharge approaches, but we will begin helping you plan for the next phase of your treatment as soon as possible after admission. We believe in offering a continuity of care and currently have three Intensive Outpatient Programs available for you to consider when you leave our acute facility. These are intended to provide intensive treatment on an outpatient basis, in order for you to be able to make significant headway in your battle against your problem.
Our IOP programs begin with a comprehensive evaluation, and based on the outcomes of this assessment, we will work with you to determine a treatment program that may include psychiatric sessions, individual or group therapy, and educational programs.
Our Senior Transition IOP program is different from many programs aimed at adults suffering from debilitating anxiety and mood disorders. A main problem with these disorders is that individuals are unable to focus, pay attention, or concentrate. Thus, educational or instructional methods may not be the most effective options for these populations. Our program ensures that individuals have as many opportunities as possible to actively participate in all that we do.
Our Senior IOP program is for those who are in need of more intensive services than are provided in traditional outpatient therapy but don’t require inpatient stabilization. We focus on an individual’s mood and various skills such as assertiveness training, socialization approaches, and anger control methods. We help the individual determine the most effective ways to reintegrate into a support system and restore or establish new relationships. Like all our IOP programs we also integrate as much active participation into this program as possible.
Our Adult IOP is for those who don’t need the level of services provided in an inpatient program, but continue to need more intensive services than those provided in traditional outpatient programs. This program is intended to serve a diverse population with a wide range of problems, focusing on individuals who are suffering from co-occurring disorders.
While we work to help individuals consistently work from higher levels of care to lower, we know that sometimes a brief period of returning to a higher level of care can prove beneficial for certain individuals. We continuously assess your progress so that no matter what your needs, we will ensure that they are met at whatever level of treatment you require at the time.