Hamilton Center Sub-Acute Unit Celebrates 1 year Anniversary - January 26, 2007
Hamilton Center Inc.’s Sub-Acute unit celebrated its first year anniversary at the beginning of this year. Since its opening January 3, 2006 there have been 42 enrollments with 4 clients admitted twice therefore total persons served equals 38.
The Sub-Acute treatment facility provides 24-hour supervision designed especially for the treatment of people with psychiatric disorders. The state of the art facility has been designed to be less restrictive than a traditional In-patient facility, but more structured than a Supervised Group Living home.
The Sub-Acute unit accommodates 10 clients, in private room settings, each with an individual bedroom and bathroom. The unit is also equipped with a full kitchen, group and dining area, TV room and relaxation room. Clients have access to a full-size,
all-enclosed outdoor basketball court and an indoor gym. “The addition of the Sub Acute Unit to Hamilton Center’s continuum of care, helps keep people out of the state hospitals which is our ultimate goal” said, Dr. Cynthia Sartor, Executive Director of Client Support Services for Hamilton Center, Inc.
Statistics from the unit’s first year show that 50% of the clients served were between the ages of 40-59 and 24% of the clients were between the ages of 18-29. Of those clients served, 67% were female, and 33% were male. 60% of clients were referred from Hamilton Center’s own in-patient unit. 60% of clients had various diagnosis related to Schizophrenia and other Psychotic disorders. The great news is that 91% of those admitted to the Sub-Acute unit return to the community.