In the Program, patients participate in rehabilitation exercises throughout the day. A fast pace is encouraged during highly structured activities to help combat the patients’ withdrawal, apathy, and lack of initiative. Patients are expected to fully participate in a minimum of 5 hours of rehabilitation per day. Relatives and friends are invited twice a month to a Family Support Group. In this meeting, staff present information about schizophrenia and families are given the opportunity to share their experiences with one another. Individual families may meet with staff as needed. The program is designed to promote learning even when individuals experience cognitive impairments.
This program also provides a more permanent home for some individuals who require a higher degree of structure and continuity to live outside, either due to their more substantial cognitive deficits or long-term institutionalization. It is also designed for individuals with severe disabilities that competitive employment is not expected.