What is the purpose of State Hospitals?
State Hospitals are public institutions that provide inpatient services to those with serious mental illness
What populations do these institutions serve?
-Voluntary, involuntarily civilly, and involuntarily criminally committed
Affective Disorders (22%)
Personality Disorders (17%)
Anxiety Disorders (3%)
Other psychoses (7%)
What is the primary diagnosis found at State Hospitals?
(Depression for children and adolescents)
What are the goals of OT interventions in Acute Care?
-Providing a safe, stable daily routine for individuals whose internal worlds are filled with turmoil.
-OT's center on improving:
Establish Medication Routine/Diagnosis Education
Prepare the client for discharge
What are the goals of OT interventions in Long-Term Programs?
Long Term Programs:
-Focused on building the functional living skills people will need upon discharge to communiy settings, such as home with family, residential rehabilitation programs, or nursing homes.
-OT's goal areas:
Participation in Volunteer Activities
Play and Leisure Activities