Residential Treatment 

Residential Care

Residential and inpatient care are similar in that we treat patients in both programs at our facility. They differ in that residential care takes place in a more homely setting, as the name suggests.

Our residential program sits somewhere in between inpatient (the highest level of care) and outpatient care. We typically place patients deemed highly likely to hurt themselves or others into our inpatient program. Those who won’t endanger themselves or those around them but still need 24-hour care may be a better fit for our residential one. We first have to medically clear anyone prior to admitting them into residential care.

Who’s administered into residential care?

Determining the type of program that best fits each patient can be challenging. To ensure accurate admission, we use a dual diagnosis approach. This process consists of not only treating the patient but also understanding the underlying factors that caused them to become addicted in the first place.

During our examination, we may find some health complications that could jeopardize recovery. For example, physical disabilities may inhibit the patient from recovering properly at the outpatient or partial-hospitalization level. Our doctors may determine their condition doesn’t warrant inpatient-level care, but their treatment process will go smoother if they were at our facility full time.

Other times those in outpatient programs, who don’t have disabilities, aren’t recovering properly or at all. In this case, our doctors may suggest administering them into residential care and, if necessary, upgrading them to our inpatient program.


If you are ready to discuss treatment for yourself or a loved one, the Fairwinds admissions team is here to help.

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