Home care – Sentro Nos Perseveransia
Sentro Nos Perseveransia
Center “Nos Perseveransia” has been operational since 2013 as part of Mental Health Caribbean, where a diversity of care products is offered to work from recovery supportive care. The center has, among other things, a housing facility for 18 people from the age of 18 with psychiatric problems and / or addiction, or in combination with a mild intellectual disability. The center also offers other care products; guidance in one’s own environment (outpatient assistance), daytime activities and guidance in joining the work force, moving towards the highest attainable form of independence.
The “Nos Perseveransia” center offers guidance to people with addiction problems, psychiatric problems, mild intellectual disability or a combination of these. The guidance offered is aimed at social recovery, empowerment and experiential expertise, so that participants, despite temporary or permanent limitations, can function satisfactorily in the environment of their choice.
Addiction problems are interwoven with problems in multiple areas of life. Due to a lack of skills, marginalization or a combination of both, many participants are insufficiently able to sustain themselves in their living environment. To lead an independent, stable life a good living situation is of great importance. A large part of the participants can only be reached for care if this vital necessity is met. To achieve this, cooperation with external partners is absolutely necessary.
Social recovery starts as soon as a support plan has been set out and the participant is able to work on recovery together with the housing counselor in a development-oriented way. The counsellor offers a defined system of activities that helps the participant to develop the skills needed to function as independently as possible or in a protected environment. In some cases it may be desirable to appoint case managers, since internal and external factors must be properly controlled.
Center “Nos Perseveransia” is based on the autonomy of the participant and is aimed at activating the possibilities of a participant. The care needs of the participants and their support system in different phases of the care process are met. The individual request for help from the participant is assumed. This request can be answered with a group-based offer, if the group process is supportive in the learning process. Depending on the possibilities of a person, the (residential) supervision varies from extremely minimal to very intensive care, from preventive to protected care.
The center aims to teach practical, communication and social skills. Budgeting, day spending, labor guidance, and relapse prevention will be included as standard in the (residential) guidance.
Participants flow out to a place (home) in society that is suitable for them, with a solid foundation and further support.
Participants have an individual program that is drawn up in consultation with the participant. This program is aimed on the one hand at housekeeping, self-care and structure building, and on the other hand at (creative) activities for daytime activities / relaxation or guidance for work.
The program is upheld by means of a support plan, a treatment plan and a signaling plan that are designed together with the participant and his / her system. Participants are methodically guided according to the 8-phase model. This method entails a discussion of different areas of life. The concrete goals are laid down in a support plan and serve as a benchmark for the timeline and further guidance. Housing, finances, social functioning, psychological functioning and sense of purpose are some of the areas that are reviewed.
To promote the integration of a participant in society, (residential) guidance takes place as much as possible in collaboration with relevant authorities and institutions (eg Probation Services, Krusada, Judicial Institution Caribbean Netherlands, Fundashon Cas Boneriano, Fundashon Forma). If the addiction and / or the pychiatric syndrome is no longer a limiting factor, the intensity will be reduced.