Finding Assisted Living For Schizophrenic 27 Year Old Brother In California, See Additional Info.

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Asked by c jones of california

Finding Assisted Living For Schizophrenic 27 Year Old Brother In California, See Additional Info.

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?

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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.

Regards,

Christina

Answered by Christina Bruni