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Admission to Rehab

For Live-In, Residential Programs

Get Help As Quickly As Possible

Our expert, caring team works hard to ensure you get help as quickly as possible.

Assessment Process

Assessment process will identify the treatment needs based on the individual’s emotional, physical and psychiatric history

Each Program Is Explained

On admission, during the intake interview, each program is explained to the patient and his or her loved ones.

Admission to Rehab for Live-in, Residential Programs

Anyone who calls us, visits or wants to be admitted is in a crisis state. For the family it is distressing and for the person they love, who needs help with chemical dependency, it is a very overwhelming procedure. It is a courageous step for everyone involved.

Our expert, caring team works hard to ensure you get help as quickly as possible. The process begins by calling the Minnesota House enquiries line and speaking to a professional person who is equipped to carry out a brief telephonic evaluation of the next step forward. This may involve immediate admission and or setting up of an assessment.

At Minnesota House Treatment Centre, we make the admission process as simple as possible. The practical aspects of this process can be facilitated with our support. Forms are prepared for you and admission necessities are executed with care, smoothly and without fuss. An assessment process will identify the treatment needs based on the individual’s emotional, physical and psychiatric history. The financial considerations and the relevant medical aid cover will all be addressed. Minnesota House is aligned with all major medical aid schemes. Our financial administrators have an expert understanding of medical aid benefits and will streamline the process to ensure that patients receive the maximum benefit available. Payment options should be discussed with us and we will help to find the best payment solution for you.

Unfortunately, we cannot let the family accompany the person they love, now our patient, after the admission session has been done. The patient will then transferred to the nurses station where their belongings and person will be searched. After the admission documentation is finalised, the family must leave so that treatment can begin.

All valuables need to be sent home and all we need is the patient’s ID document and their medical aid card if claims need to be made. For those on a medical aid, we handle the authorisation process.

Inpatient means that the patient will live on the premises for the time periods applicable to our programs. We offer:

  1. 10-day Medical Detox program
  2. Relapse Program
  3. 28 Day Program
  4. 6 Week
  5. 12 Week (3 Months – Phase I of Recovery)
  6. 6 Month (Phase II of Recovery)
  7. 9-12 Month Program (Phase III of Recovery)

On admission, during the intake interview, each program is explained to the patient and his or her loved ones.

  • The patient undergoes a medical examination and detoxification regime prescribed by the medical doctor and monitored by 24-hour nursing staff.
  • After the intake and medical assessment, the patient is introduced to a buddy (a more senior resident) who will help orientate him/her into the program and centre.
  • As soon as possible, the patient will join the daily program.
  • Participation in the daily program schedule, starts at 06h45 and finishes at 20h00 in the evening. At least five to six hours of this day is spent on group work.
  • The program makes use of psychological and medical assessments by qualified staff, formulating a treatment plan with the patient.
  • The treatment plan is reviewed on a weekly basis during the case management meeting.
  • Towards the end of treatment, a continuing care plan (After Care Plan) is drawn up between the treatment team and the patient and any referral considered necessary is made.
  • During the first and last weeks of treatment, a family conference is held between the counsellor and the patient’s loved ones. The treatment plan is discussed in detail and progress as well as any special circumstances will be addressed. There is the option that Family can participate in the Family Guidance Program which will mean regular engagement / participation with the patient, along with the patient’s therapist for the duration of the patient’s primary Residential Treatment (speak to the person doing the admission about this during the admission process)
  • Family members and friends are encouraged to attend the family discussion group held monthly. We stay in touch regularly by different means of communication.

Our Aim is to make the patient feel at ease and welcome during this scary part of addiction recovery. We believe that it makes a huge difference for the patient as well as the patient’s loved ones