Does anyone know or have had experience of somewhere to go after release from hospital.
My daughter feels like she may need more recovery time when she is discharged. (still early days). I am aware of some private hospitals running programs but is there anywhere else that people can go to continue their recovery. My daughter has schizoaffective disorder. We are in Victoria but if there is such a place we would travel.
I know that some States have Residential Step Up, Step Down programs to support those who don't require hospitalisation, but need extra support. My son has previously attended one of these. They cater for adolescents and young people 18-25 yrs.
At other times, we have taken our son away on a holiday after hospitalisation to help him adjust.
Somewhere calm and stress free, where you can do things together or on your own. It needs to include things that your daughter likes. We like caravanning and camping, but also warm weather. We have spent time with extended family at the beach, gone fishing, bush walking, reading and watching movies etc. we spend time relaxing, playing cards and enjoying each others' company. Nothing too hectic. My son likes photography, so we try to include something he enjoys each day. Last time, I also managed to get him to play tennis with me!
Just checking-in and seeing how your daughter and you are going? Were you able to get your daughter into either a hospital program, or go on a relaxing retreat? What @Boo13 described sounded very relaxing!
Hoping that both your daughter and you are getting the care you need!
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