Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Highland Ridge Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Highland Ridge Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Schizophrenia Treatment Center & Hospital in Utah

Highland Ridge Hospital, in Salt Lake City, UT, helps adolescents, adults, and seniors who are struggling with PTSD through an unmatched quality of care and support. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Highland Ridge is a leading provider of mental health treatment.

Learn About Schizophrenia

Learn more about schizophrenia treatment at our hospital in Salt Lake City

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that causes complete disruption in an individual’s life. Those with this disorder may hear or see things that aren’t really there or believe that others are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, and plotting to kill them. Individuals with schizophrenia tend to have a hard time holding down a job or caring for themselves, causing them to rely on others for help. While schizophrenia is an incurable disorder, proper treatment at a hospital or treatment center can relieve a large number of the symptoms. This allows for many men and women with schizophrenia to lead rewarding and meaningful lives in their community.

At Highland Ridge Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, we have helped many adolescents, adults, and older adults learn to cope with the symptoms of schizophrenia. By working as a team, we can help you decide the best treatment options that will allow you to be most successful in your recovery while at our treatment center. We will give you the tools needed to effectively cope with your disorder as you learn to enjoy life once again.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a loved one or family member get treatment for schizophrenia

When your loved one is struggling with the overwhelming and sometimes terrifying symptoms of schizophrenia, you may find yourself at a loss for how to help them. Without entering a premier treatment center like Highland Ridge Hospital, those with schizophrenia are unable to get their symptoms under control and lead productive lives. Here are some tips for approaching your loved one and guiding him or her into the treatment for schizophrenia at a center or hospital he or she needs:

Educate yourself: Take the time to learn everything you can about schizophrenia; it will not only help you be able to talk about the disorder, but also help you gain a better understanding of what your loved one is going through. Learn about the symptoms associated with this disorder, possible treatment options, and what you can do to be supportive.

Truly listen: Having schizophrenia can be extremely stressful and frightening because an individual may not know why they are experiencing certain symptoms like hallucinations or delusions. When you decide to approach your loved one about getting treatment, make sure that you actually listen to what they are saying and make it known that you do deeply care about them. This will make them feel heard and more supported during this difficult time.

Be supportive: Entering a schizophrenia treatment center or hospital can make many individuals feel nervous because they are unsure what to expect. Let your loved one know that you are going to be there for them no matter what. Offer to make appointments for them and go with them to those appointments. Help them to pick out a treatment center or hospital that they feel comfortable with and reassure them that you will be around throughout the entire process.

Why Seek Inpatient Treatment

Why consider schizophrenia treatment at our center in Salt Lake City, UT?

Schizophrenia involves a wide range of problems with thinking, behavior, and emotions. While the symptoms vary among individuals, they are severe enough to cause impaired functioning. When left untreated, this disorder can lead to severe emotional problems, behavioral problems, negative health consequences, and even financial or legal issues.

Inpatient care at a treatment center or hospital that consists of medication management and a wide array of therapeutic modalities has been shown to be extremely effective for people who have schizophrenia. Entering an inpatient hospital or treatment center allows you to get away from daily life stress and work on stabilization of your disorder in a calming atmosphere. Through an inpatient program, you’ll be able to learn the skills you need to be successful in your recovery from schizophrenia as you engage in a variety of different therapeutic techniques.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy & benefits of schizophrenia treatment

At Highland Ridge Hospital, located in Salt Lake City, UT, our multidisciplinary team of medical and mental healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping each child, adolescent, adult, or senior who comes to our treatment center in need of care. Your treatment team will meet on a regular basis to make sure that you are meeting and exceeding treatment goals and adjusting your treatment plan as needed.

We believe that you’re a whole person who needs individualized care and attention to most successfully learn to live with your schizophrenia. We work hard to make certain you receive only the most up-to-date and empirically validated treatments at our center. At Highland Ridge Hospital, our commitment is to you.

What We Offer

Schizophrenia treatment options available at Highland Ridge Hospital

When you come to Highland Ridge Hospital, you will undergo a series of examinations that will allow us to gain better insight into your current condition. A medical examination will be done to determine if you are struggling with any medical conditions and if you may have been attempting to self-medicate with alcohol or other drugs. Our psychiatric evaluations will allow us to determine which symptoms of schizophrenia are causing you trouble and the presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders that may be complicating your recovery. We’ll use the results of these evaluations to work with you to create a plan of care that meets all of your needs while at our treatment center.

Medication is the underlying treatment method used for those who are suffering from schizophrenia at Highland Ridge Hospital. You will most likely be prescribed an antipsychotic medication, which helps reduce some of the symptoms of this disease. All medication decisions will be made by you and your doctor. Medication will be monitored on a daily basis and will be altered if needed.

Individual therapy is time reserved with a counselor to work on coping with the symptoms of schizophrenia and explore your related feelings. At our treatment center, you will learn healthier coping skills, more adaptive social skills, and learn how important it is to stick to a medication routine.

Group therapy can be an excellent tool for people who are learning how to live with their schizophrenia as those with this disorder can become socially isolated. Group therapy at our treatment center will allow you to connect with other people who are experiencing similar challenges, so that you can grow, learn, and heal from each other. Highland Ridge Hospital proudly offers both process-based and psychoeducational groups to our patients that will allow you to learn more about your illness and process your feelings.

Family therapy is a vital part of recovery for those living with schizophrenia as they tend to rely on family for additional help and support. Family therapy at Highland Ridge Hospital is a time where each family member can express how they feel about having a loved one with schizophrenia and work through any problems that may have developed. By learning more about your disorder, loved ones can take a more active role in the recovery process and support you. We’ll connect your loved ones with community resources to allow for their continued healing.

Highland Ridge Hospital, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is proud to offer a variety of experiential methods to complement the traditional therapies you’ll receive. These methods may include:

  • Art therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Leisure time
  • Meditation
  • Craft time
  • Movie nights
  • Wii games
  • Gym & exercise time
  • Puzzles, cards, and board games
Continuing Care

Continuing care at Highland Ridge

As your schizophrenia becomes stabilized and your time at our treatment center comes to an end, you will work closely with your therapist to create a plan of care for your continued recovery. Some people choose to step down into a structured intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP) and slowly reintegrate back into their community. Others feel they have made enough progress during their stay at Highland Ridge Hospital that they’re able to return home with referrals to traditional outpatient therapy and community resources.

Our treatment center is in Salt Lake City (Midvale) and serves residents from all over Central and Northern Utah. Call one of our admissions counselors today for a free, confidential screening to see how Highland Ridge Hospital can help you regain a happy, healthy life.

Thank goodness we came to Highland Ridge for help. They are amazing!

– Frances O.

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