Our admission process is smooth and easy so that the patients and their families can start the treatment at the earliest possible. Here is a basic breakdown of our admissions process so that you know what to expect at our facilities:
1. Pre-admission assessment
The pre-admission assessment is a part of Sovereign Health’s unique approach to treating its patients in a holistic way.
Conducted by an admissions representative over the phone or in person, this assessment provides the clinicians with complete details about the physical and mental health issues of the individuals. The consulting experts then apply their experience and expertise to design and structure personalized treatment plans for the patients depending on their needs. Breaking the stereotype of following a “one-size-fits-all” approach gives us an edge over our peers and other behavioral health facilities.
Pre-admission assessment also gives patients an opportunity to ask questions about Sovereign Health, such as things to carry at the treatment facility, what to do and not to do during treatment, etc. This ensures that they are well aware of what awaits them during the actual treatment.
After the pre-assessment, patients choose and define an admit date for treatment. This is often the busiest component of the treatment process. At this time, we complete paperwork, compile insurance information and review the rules, protocols and routine nuances of treatment.
We encourage families and loved ones to attend this meeting. Most patients experience anxiety or the feeling of staying away from loved ones (particularly if it is their first time in a treatment center). Hence, having family or other loved ones by their side can prepare them to face their fears and stay committed to the goal of undergoing treatment. It also provides families an opportunity to see how our experts take care of the recovering family member and ask any questions they may have.
After admission, we finalize the patient’s treatment plan, answer all remaining questions (if any) and say goodbye (for now) to the family. Then he/she is introduced to the Sovereign Health staff and other existing patients in the recovery program. Depending on the time of the admission, he/she may participate in the group activities remaining for the day.
Sovereign Health’s clinicians provide treatment based on the personalized plan prescribed during the pre-admission assessment. We use a wide range of evidence-based and alternative therapies for providing a holistic treatment to all patients. As patients progress the program, their treatment specifications are changed, if need arises.
5. Family involvement and visits
Family involvement is a critical part of the treatment process for the patients at Sovereign Health. Family members participate in family therapy with the patient to help address all aspects of the patient’s life. Every family member has the right to be heard and to have his/her feelings addressed. Family involvement is not about assigning blame; it is about healing through communication.
Family visitation and involvement begins after patients become accustomed to the treatment. It usually starts after a week in the program. Visiting days are on Saturday and Sunday. It is mandatory to get each visit approved by the staff. This is to be done by the patient by submitting a pass request form to their primary therapist no later than Wednesday prior to the weekend. Patients and visitors meet in the designated areas. HIPAA rules prohibit visitors from visiting residences or other areas designated off-limits.
At the end of the treatment, a patient is armed with the required skills and knowledge to begin real-time recovery, i.e. to face the routine struggles of life and bring his/her life back to normalcy. Another merit of seeking treatment at Sovereign Health is the opportunity to attend continuing care. This is the first year of the post-treatment period, where patients are encouraged to seek supportive treatment from their family as well as our support groups.