Comprehensive Psychiatric Care

Helping local people with chronic mental illness function at their best

There are occasions when people are admitted to Homewood’s Trillium Acute Care Program require further treatment and a longer stay than what can be provided in an acute care bed. That is when a patient may be transferred to Homewood’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Program (CPC). The patients who come to CPC are suffering from a wide range of diagnoses, including multiple psychiatric illnesses. CPC works to minimize the symptoms of chronic mental illness, improve quality of life and help program participants function better – much better. This program often achieves success with people who have tried other treatment options with minimal success. A key aspect of the CPC program is participating in an individually selected list of therapy groups which may include:recreation; relaxation; spirituality; education; creative opportunities; horticulture; and wellness.

Our Diverse and Personalized Program

CPC adapts to fit the need of any participant by providing support through services including Conquering Addiction Recovery for Everyone (CARE), Trauma Recovery Education (TRE) and programs addressing grief and loss, healthy lifestyles, mental health education, panic and anxiety, regulating emotions and men’s issues or women’s issues.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Program is for individuals who: 

  • Are 18 years of age or older 
  • Have a long-term illness with a GAF (Global Assessment of Function) of less than 60 in the past year 
  • Are experiencing ongoing chronic psychiatric signs and symptoms that require inpatient hospitalization 
  • Require stabilization prior to or during other inpatient or community programs (CPC would allow for a period of stabilization and assessment of readiness) 
  • Have a diagnosis of psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, concurrent addiction, and mental illness 
  • Are motivated to attend groups, maintain safety on the unit, and adhere to unit policies
  • Agree to refrain from substance use during their stay 

Program objectives

While every program participant has individualized goals, common objectives include:

  • managing and treating symptoms of chronic mental illness;
  • increasing understanding of one’s illness and its treatment;
  • developing healthy coping strategies;
  • recognizing and expressing emotion in a healthy manner;
  • developing a healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise;
  • improving independence, well-being and self-worth;
  • decreasing anxiety and enhancing communication skills;
  • balancing lifestyle with focus on self-care, productivity and leisure; and
  • behavioural activation.

Want to Learn More?

Contact the Program Manager at 519.824.1010, extension 2339.

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