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Rehabilitative and living facilities

Transitional facilities

These generally deal with facilities where psychologically ill patients are offered to undergo rehabilitative measures for a period of time limited from two to three years. Patients are usually admitted here following a stationary therapy if they are in need of targeted, rehabilitative assistance and require support to further advance their self-reliability.

The assistance offered by these transitional facilities primarily involves the area of milieu and sociotherapeutic offers for promoting advancements in the development of sociocommunicative capabilities, personal stability and development of skills for coping with everyday life. Measures for investigating the strain, as seen in the approach to occupational rehabilitation and in the field of professional rehabilitation itself, are generally ensured through the cooperation with other facilities and services (e.g. day-care clinics, day-care centres, workshops for the handicapped, self-help companies and occupational training measures available on the general labour market).

In order to fashion a milieu which is related to reality as far as possible, transitional facilities generally make use of small living groups of a manageable size, in part also involving decentralized, organized groups. Employed here are social workers/social education workers, nursing personnel and, depending on the individual conception, also psychologists and ergotherapists.

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