BrightQuest Levels of Treatment
BrightQuest provides compassionate and comprehensive treatment within a therapeutic community where individuals are given the opportunity to experience genuine connection and bonding with others. Our unique program functions under the belief that individual healing is optimized in a supportive, community atmosphere that fosters personal empowerment and a balanced life. The BrightQuest community offers a safe and loving environment in which members learn to respond to themselves, to others, and situations in the world in an authentic and effective way.
Developing and Practicing Life Skills
BrightQuest is an independence-oriented program where each individual is supported in developing and practicing skills that help them live more independent and fulfilling lives. Members of the community are empowered to make choices, search for options, and to solve problems effectively. The self-esteem of each member is strengthened through the process of discovery and learning. Each community member gains an awareness of self, learns skills to create a balanced life, and discovers his or her own passion for living. This powerful treatment option is unique in its philosophies and approach.
Our uniquely structured program supports individuals in need of intensive support for coping with mental illness like schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, co-occurring disorders, and other significant life conditions. The multiple levels of treatment offered epitomize BrightQuest’s comprehensive approach to recovery. The singular goal at BrightQuest is to help our clients learn the skills necessary to live a happy, healthy, and independent life. This step down approach provides assurance that your mentally Ill loved-one will be appropriately supported given his/her psychiatric condition and level of need with close attention being paid to the ultimate goal of teaching him/her the skills necessary to live a life of independence.
Level 1 – Residential Treatment Program
Our Residential Treatment Homes are non-locked, residential facilities that provide 24-hour supported living, our highest level of care. Clients live in our licensed, adult residential facilities where they receive around the clock care, programming and supervision. The residential program has been designed for clients who need a higher level of supervision and support while stabilizing and preparing for a less structured setting. Trained BrightQuest staff conducts up to 35 therapeutic groups each week that focus on stabilization, skill building and symptom education and management. Clients also receive daily support in routine living activities such as meals, chores and medication compliance. Social connection and interaction with housemates and BrightQuest residents are also built into the daily program and overseen by program staff. Weekly individual therapy is provided by one of BrightQuest’s experienced clinicians.
Admission to our residential programs is intended to be temporary and reserved for individuals who have been referred by the clinical team subsequent to program assessment. Our short term goal is to prepare your loved-one for transition into BrightQuest’s Semi-Independent Living program.
Level 2 – Semi-Independent Living Program
The semi-independent living level of care is the recommended entry point to BrightQuest for the majority of our new clients. Though no overnight, live-in manager is present, BrightQuest staff regularly visits each house in addition to each morning and each evening, 7 days per week, to verify medication compliance, chore completion and to confirm that the house is in good order. Any deviation from what we believe is appropriate and expected would be reported to the clinical team so the necessary therapeutic interventions can take place.
The main cornerstones of our standard, semi-independent living treatment program include:
- Intensive Psychotherapy for emotional balance and health
- Up to 15 hours of group therapy per week
- Up to three weekly individual therapy sessions
- Regular meetings with our program Psychiatrist (monthly or more frequent if indicated)
- Weekly family therapy
- Bi-monthly Family Support Group events
- Clinical Coordination with additional care providers (hospitals, physicians, dentists, etc.)
- Semi-Independent Living for greater independence
- A private or shared room in one of our semi-independent living homes located in the local neighborhood.
- Household management training (meals, budgeting, chores, etc.)
- Guidance for medication management and compliance
- Support in developing effective daily self-care skills
- Learning to live cooperatively
- Vocational/Educational Support for meaningful productivity
- 10 hours per week of volunteer work, paid employment or educational classes
- Job/school/training placement assistance
- Resume and interview preparation
- Support in work/school conflict resolution
- Development of a strong work ethic and commitment
- Socialization & Activity Involvement for building healthy relationships
- 9 hours per week of client-coordinated, peer-to-peer social activities
- Optional weekly staff supervised activities
- Bi-Monthly all-community outings (BBQ’s, client/staff athletic events, etc)
- Holiday get-togethers
- Staff supervised weekly activity groups
Level 3 – Extended Services Program
Led by a team of skilled professionals, our Extended Services Program offers BrightQuest clients an individualized therapeutic structure to continue after completing the BrightQuest Program while living on their own. The Extended Services Program does not require residency, therefore clients can keep up with daily activities and responsibilities while receiving the clinical support needed to maintain stability and independence. Our program is customized to the unique needs and interests of each client to ensure the greatest continued success. It builds on the skills gained within the residential programs and is adapted to the needs of those living independently to sustain and build on the therapeutic foundation established in higher levels of care.
Clients in our Extended Services Program will receive exceptional treatment coordinated to work harmoniously with employment, school or other important commitments in their everyday lives. Each program includes the base program as listed below, with additional treatment support services incorporated as needed and desired to create a comprehensive, individually tailored plan.
In addition to the regular services provided by BrightQuest, we also offer several individualized programs that can be used to further your loved one’s treatment goals. BrightQuest’s Addiction Treatment Program employs and integrates a multidisciplinary approach to treatment using individual, Chemical Dependency Case Managers for successful and long-term recovery. Our Nutrition Program strongly emphasizes self-care by incorporating healthy nutrition and exercise regimens into existing treatment plans with the aim of improving the management of psychiatric symptoms. BrightQuest has also partnered with leaders in providing quality mental health services, personal growth, teambuilding and leadership, and educational programs utilizing Equine-Assisted Learning and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
The following Individualized Programs are offered as an adjunct to the standard treatment program. All but the Addiction Program are optional but do require a BrightQuest clinical referral. The Addiction Program is required for those individuals who suffer from a co-occurring addiction, as determined by the BrightQuest clinical team at the time of assessment.