All Kinds of News for May 06, 2020
CooperRiis Offers Direct Admission with Quarantine
As CooperRiis Healing Community continues the effort to keep our current community as safe as possible, we also acknowledge the need to offer treatment to those who are struggling during the COVID-19 crisis. In order to do this, we are modifying our admissions process to include a direct admission and a 14-day quarantine. The CDC and the WHO recommend this “traveler’s quarantine” as best practice. With an incubation period of 5 days from SARS-CoV-2 exposure, and a 97-99% rate of symptoms presenting within 11-14 days of exposure, the 14-day quarantine is the most accurate tool we have in order to mitigate risk of exposure.
CooperRiis has developed two options to offer our families and referral sources who are interested in joining our Healing Communities.
CooperRiis is proud to offer on-campus quarantine options for each location in Mill Spring and Asheville. Virtual recovery-based services will be offered such as a modified orientation, group activities and check-ins. The new resident will virtually meet with their counselor, recovery coordinator, nursing staff, nutritionist, personal trainer, residential staff and psychiatrist. While experiencing the on-campus quarantine, a structured virtual schedule as well as in-person staff visits will keep the days moving along quickly. Crisis support will be available during this quarantine period and all meals will be provided.
As a second option, CooperRiis is proud to announce a new and unique partnership with AdventHealth Hendersonville's clinical team, who will offer Behavioral Health Services through a secure virtual platform to individuals seeking admission to CooperRiis and self-isolating at a hotel near their hospital with a loved one or support person. This team may include social workers, wellness coordinators, a psychiatrist and a psychologist. They will engage in structured outpatient services that will include counseling, medication management, groups and wellness checks. CooperRiis will also collaborate throughout the quarantine period. Crisis support will be available through their local mobile crisis team during this quarantine period and all meals will be provided.
With a negative COVID-19 test given on day 10, and when the 14-day quarantine has concluded, the new CooperRiis resident will be welcomed into our Healing Community on campuses in Mill Spring on “The Farm,” or Asheville “85Z” location.
About CooperRiis Healing Community:
Founded by Donald R. Cooper and Lisbeth Riis Cooper, CooperRiis is a residential healing community in western North Carolina, with a rural campus on a 94-acre farm and an urban campus in the heart of Asheville. Since 2003, CooperRiis has been helping adults living with mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, major depression and anxiety, achieve their highest levels of functioning and fulfillment. A personalized recovery approach combines trusted clinical therapies, community work & service, education and integrative wellness practices.
For more about CooperRiis Healing Community and its approach to mental health treatment, please reach out to the Admissions Team at (828) 894-7140, email Admissions@CooperRiis.org twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the website at https://www.cooperriis.org