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Areas of Specialization
Medical Detoxification , Individual Therapy
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ABOUT SACRED HEART REHABILITATION CENTER — RICHMOND
Founded in 1967, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center provides behavioral healthcare services through 11 Michigan-based facilities. The nonprofit’s Richmond location specializes in treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse, offering detox services, residential treatment, and outpatient medication-assisted treatment (methadone maintenance).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients who require stabilization may begin their treatment with detox, which is physician directed and medically monitored. Detox clients receive both individual and group counseling, and medications such as methadone or buprenorphine may be administered to ease the symptoms of withdrawal.
Once stabilized, many clients move on to residential inpatient treatment. Programming is tailored to each client’s individual needs, but most treatment plans include a mix of individual therapy, group therapy, educational didactic groups and lectures, medication management, and recreational activities. Additionally, residents have access to medical services.
Those with opiate dependency can access medication-assisted treatment on an outpatient basis. In addition to medication administration, the program includes educational didactic groups, 12-step programming, and both group and individual therapy. Therapy groups address mental health topics including depression, anxiety, and eating disorders among others.
According to the facility’s website, the staff is comprised of physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, and other experienced personnel. 23 reviewers polled by Rehabs.com to date rated the staff’s level of experience and training 4.3 out of five stars on average.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Few details regarding the facility’s accommodations and amenities are available, but 12 alumni polled by Rehabs.com on the facility’s cleanliness at the time of this writing provided an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars. In addition, the 14 alumni polled on the facility’s exercise and leisure offerings gave it an average rating of 3.7 stars. One alum, Dana, described the bedrooms as “musty,” and Steven felt that “for a place that's for profit I think the rooms and a few accommodations could be better.”
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
20 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date all had positive reactions to Sacred Heart. Fourteen alumni rated the facility’s affordability an average 4.1 out of five stars, its staff’s level of experience and training an average 4.3 stars and its affordability an average 4.07 stars. The program’s counseling options received an average rating of 3.58, based on 12 survey responses. “Allowing the 2 hr after session 30 minute smoke breaks were a great chance not to be overwhelmed plus interaction with work on our own,” James told Rehabs.com. In their comments, reviewers also praised Sacred Heart’s staff, particularly its therapists, as well as its thorough treatment programs such as the 12 Steps.
Alumni were least impressed with the facility’s holistic offerings, which received a rating of 2.43, based on 14 survey responses to date. The program’s family participation and its connectivity/visitor policies were also on the lower end of the spectrum with respective ratings of 3.33 (based on 12 survey responses) and 3.50 (based on 14 survey responses). “The phone call rules are too strict/ I felt that people need to talk to family and friends while getting treatment,” Kerri wrote. Other criticisms centered mostly on its accommodations, with one describing the beds as “musty” and another mentioning overcrowding.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Overall, loved ones were more mixed with Sacred Heart than alumni. Of 15 loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, nine gave the facility a positive review, three were mixed, and five gave it a negative review. The highest ratings from friends and family members went to the program’s connectivity/visitor policies, which received a rating of 3.83, based on 12 survey responses. The staff’s level of experience and the program’s holistic offerings, which each received a rating of 3.82, based on feedback from 11 individuals, were also among the highest rated metrics. “When visiting my loved one the education received was impeccable,” one anonymous survey respondent wrote.
The program’s exercise/leisure options and holistic offerings, which received respective ratings of 3.18 and 2.82, based on 11 survey responses, were among the lowest rated categories. Additionally, some loved ones felt the length of treatment was inadequate. “30 days is detox, not rehab. My son needed long term care,” R.W.A told Rehabs.com.
Most insurance plans are accepted, and Sacred Heart works with regional Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans to provide low cost treatment to individuals with limited financial means. Both Citehealth and Healthgrove report that Sacred Heart accepts Medicaid and state insurance as well.
Updated April 2017
Published on June 2017
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