Vera French Pine Knoll is a residential care facility that provides 24 hour care and treatment for adults who have a severe and persistent mental illness. The mission is to assist residents in attaining or maintaining their optimal level of functioning so that they can live and function as independently as possible.
Along with a multidisciplinary staff of activity therapists, licensed nurses, mental health technicians, and social workers, the resident participates in developing a treatment plan that identifies his or her goals in such areas as improving physical and mental health, improving daily living, social, and functional skills, and increasing personal responsibility and self direction. The Pine Knoll psychiatrist sees residents regularly for medication checks and works with the nursing staff to adjust each resident’s medications for optimal symptom relief with the fewest side effects. Office, Dietary, and Maintenance personnel also play an important part in providing residents with a safe, friendly, and healthy environment. Together, all of these parts provide residents with a holistic, comprehensive, yet individualized treatment experience that is focused on their growth and recovery.
Because treatment at Pine Knoll is not time limited, there is no average length of stay. Prior to discharge, however, a comprehensive plan is developed with the resident that includes a place to live and follow up support and services.