My 27 year old brother was diagnosed with parinoid schizophrenia and bi polar disorder and we feel we are no longer safe to live with him and feel he needs some sort of trained proffessional assisted living so he can be safe as well as for our safety, he is on social security and we need to find out if there is such a place that can help since he is not 55 or older, can you help?
Hello jones of california,
I understand your concern.
Your local NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] affiliate where you live in California should be able to give you the names of the residential programs where you live.
Call their national hotline at (800) 950 NAMI (6264) to find the phone number of your local chapter to call to get the names of these places.
Also, your local reputable psych hospital will possibly know of the places in your area that they recommend for patients leaving the hospital.
Although I wasn't a danger to myself or anyone else, I lived for two years in a halfway house and then a residence so I could get back on my feet before living independently. From the time i was 23 until I was 25, I lived in the system.
These living arrangements could benefit anyone who can't yet live independently.
I wish you the best for your brother and your family.
Hello. My name is Ashley and I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. I also lived in California, San Diego to be exact. While I lived there I stayed in an independent living establishment. There they provided meals and access to therapy at a local center. You should look into independent living because it provided some freedom and supervision, we had a curfew and visiting hours. I hope this information was helpful, good luck!
HI Ashley, my schizophrenic niece is thinking of moving here to san Diego and will need such a place. Can you give me the name and phone #?
Hi, I do have the phone number to that residence however, I do have a number to an outpatient treatment facility that may be able to help, (858) 300-0460. Good Luck!
thanks, I'll contact them. Meanwhile, if you can find the phone number for the residence, that would be great.
Hi my boyfriend is schizophrenic and he will be gping to san diego. Do you think you could get me the number of the independent home you stayed in?
I don't live in California so I can't give you the name of a place, but I know that for lots of people with schizophrenia, group homes work well. That way someone is "supervising" and checking to see that you take your meds, that sort of thing, yet you have some measure of freedom.
If you are unable to find an appropriate place for your brother, there are also day-programs many places where your brother could have some kind of structured environment during the day and come home at night.
Hi, I am Deborah Harris, I have no good news since I am looking for the same thing!! My son is 32 years old. He is schizophrenic and bi-polar. I need help so bad also. He has been turned down for different places. Where can they go? Where do they fit in!! Some one has to help. If you find out anything please let it be known!!!!!!
Where in California do you live? You need to go to your county's mental health office. They will have a list of places for your brother to live. Explain his needs clearly. You want a board and care..but be careful! Some places make a business out of this with little regard for the needs of their boarders. The county I am in, I visited a couple before starting my own and I could see the impatience and disgust in the owner's treatment of the residents. It is taxing sometimes of course, but if you're not a person who cannot take their behavior personally and so keep your patience, you're not a person who should be running a board and care.
Usually when you see a phyciatrist they would point you in the right direction. As my uncle sees a doctor at a county clinic and there they have many resources for us. So maybe you could ask your local county office gl.
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We serve individuals taht are diagnosed with any mental illness for ages 18 to 59
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We found an assisted living facility in Florida called Dayspring Village.
Our adult son lives there.
I need help to find a facility too. We love our son but it is not safe to live with him. Please tell me if you found one for your brother
I am looking a board and care too. I am want to know if you found one. We are the same situation we are no longer safe to live with my son.
Can you please contact me my email address is: email@example.com Please my son is violant braking staff, hurting us. however we don't want him to go jail because we know that was not him, it was meds doing that and his schizophrenia. pleas contact me.
How I can be able to contact you. I live in Los Angeles
my son is 36 and he has been in prison since 1997 he is diagnosed with skitzophrenia plus he has granma seijures i had to move tko a senior citizen buildling due to my health failing me and had to get operations on my corroded arteries or die. i know he wont have any income when he gets out of prilson, where can he go for help i am unable tko have him stay with me as they have rules here where no one is allowed more than 7 days. can you help me as hlis max date is may 2012. i am tryiong to get information ahead of time.i will be looking for your answer. thank you. also, i am in michigan