The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt Introduces Ruxton House

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Renowned Baltimore mental health facility announces opening of transitional care group housing.

The Retreat, a premiere, self-funded psychiatric setting operated by the nationally renowned Sheppard Pratt Health System, announces the inauguration of Ruxton House, a licensed group home that will administer continual patient treatment in a transitional setting.

The Ruxton House was designed as a transitional care option for individuals who no longer require the structure inherent in The Retreat’s residential program, but wish to continue receiving ongoing care and treatment. The Ruxton House allows former Retreat patients to receive ongoing therapy in a group home setting, with the aid of an on-site 24-hour support staff.

The Ruxton House is a short commute from the Sheppard Pratt grounds, situated in a small neighborhood setting convenient to shops, churches, and a gourmet grocery store. The Ruxton House program includes two daily therapy sessions Monday-Friday, as well as provides community resources for all residents.

Residents at Ruxton House are encouraged to take an active role in self-care, and are responsible for planning daily meals, taking medications autonomously, and participating in chores that guide residents towards independent living.

The Ruxton House places a strong focus on rehabilitation, and strives to guide former Retreat residents towards healthy, independent community living. The Ruxton House offers accommodations at varying price points, allowing all residents to take advantage of the therapeutic settings. Through transitional programming, the Ruxton House hopes to accommodate needs of patients requiring additional support and care as they progress towards returning independently to the community.

About Sheppard Pratt:
Sheppard Pratt Health System is a nationally renowned mental health and special education system for treatment, professional training and research. It is consistently ranked among the top mental health hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report. Sheppard Pratt Health System is one of the first sites in the country offering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat depression.

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