Mental disorder or mental illness are terms used to refer to a psychological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture.
According to Mental Health News, a news agency reporting on mental health issues, mental health affects us all. How we think and feel about our lives and ourselves has an impact on our behavior and how we cope in tough times. Mental health problems are very common and include conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bi-polar disorder, Bulimia, Depression, Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Mania, Narcolepsy, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Panic attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicide and Tourette's.
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone! There are assisted living facilities that cater to individuals with mental health disorders. The agency that regulates assisted living facilities in the State of Florida is the Agency for Healthcare Administration (ACHA). ACHA requires ALF’s to carry a limited mental health license (LMH) when housing 1 or more persons with diagnosed mental health issues.
In addition to the regular services provided by ALF’s such as bathing, meals, bathing and dressing, these facilities may provide supportive in-house mental health services, as well as services through a third party provider. Other services provided are:
Exercise and physical therapy programs
Social programs and activities
Round the clock trained personnel and assistance
On site Doctor visits
Mobile labs and X-Rays
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