Park Manor Health Care Facilities, Cincinnati, OH, Announces Addition of Male Behavioral Unit to Avondale Location

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Park Manor Health Care opens second male Behavioral Unit in Avondale, Cincinnati. As the only facility in the area to house all-male, Medicaid patients in private rooms, the need for a second location prompted Park Manor Health Care to expand.

"There is a need in the inner city for our type of services...and the fact that we offer private rooms is a wonderful plus." said Administrator Gretchen Aichele.

When Park Manor Health care opened their first all-male Behavioral Unit in at Dual Manor in Clifton (Cincinnati), they were not surprised at the demand for services. Being the only facility in the Greater Cincinnati area to offer private rooms for Medicaid patients makes them a first choice when seeking these services. In addition, they offer secured units, specially trained staff, on-site therapy, staff physiologists, behavioral modification classes, AA classes and private counseling. Their second Behavioral Unit will be at their Garden Park Health Care facility in Avondale.

“There is a need in the inner city for our type of services,” said Gretchen Aichele, administrator for the Meadows, another location owned by Karen Jamison-Brothers. “There are many mental health issues and people with various problems. We were getting referrals at our Clifton location, which is also an all-male program, and there was no way to handle all the patients. There is a huge need for Medicaid patients and the fact that we offer private rooms is a wonderful plus.”

All rooms are located on one floor of the facility with security codes and practices in place. Patients over the age of 18 are accepted and they can stay as few as a couple of weeks, or as long as necessary, some making it their life-time residence. Each room has their own TV, bathroom and there are common areas on the floor, including a smoking area.

The staff is specially trained to deal with behavioral issues and there is a nurse in residence at all times with other health care professionals who make their daily rounds. Garden Park Health Care prides themselves on learning as much as possible about mental health issues including constant research and investigative studies on the latest treatments and success in this growing area of their services.

“As much as we would like to include everyone in the general population of our centers,” Aichele said, “it is not safe to do so for patients with severe mental issues. It is not safe for them , and it is not safe for our other residents.”

Garden Park, Dual Manor and the Meadows have been awarded honors annually by Ohio Academy of Nursing for Excellence in Health Care. They are owned by Park Manor Health Care, Karen Jamison-Brothers. They offer excellent facilities and a comprehensive program of health and wellness for their residents.

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