Foundations for Living

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Foundations for Livingis a secure, mid-to-long-term residential treatment center for adolescents 12 to 18 years of age. Our 84-bed center treatment center is accredited by CARF and licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. A number of key elements underlie and enhance our comprehensive services for troubled youth with behavioral, emotional, mental or psychological problems: A high level of professionalism. Our on-site staff comprises board certified psychiatrists, masters-level psychotherapists and licensed teachers. An individualized approach. Minimal restraint. Our facility-wide certification in Crisis Prevention Institute techniques enables us to use the least restrictive approach, thus relying on a therapeutic rapport with residents. Licensed nursing care. Our children feel safe with nursing care in our main buildings, which subtly reinforces their sense of well-being. Access to 24/7 licensed nursing care for medicinal administration, monitoring of side effects and medical education in a safe and secure facility also promotes an overall feeling of protection. Special incentives and amenities. A well-structured and effective Achievement Level System offering many tangible rewards motivates the children to make measurable progress. To promote physical health, healthy competition and team building, we have numerous activity facilities and activities coordinators. An accredited school on the premises. Our on-site school has certified teachers for essential junior high and secondary school subjects. Foundations for Living adheres to specifications of an IEP, and develops and updates IEPs as needed. Foundations is situated on 14 rolling, wooded acres near Mansfield, Ohio between Columbus and Cleveland. Our beautiful community offers numerous housing options, excellent public and private schools – elementary to university level; outdoor activities of all kinds; diverse religious denominations and easy access for travel and activities outside the region. Foundations for Living is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS) one the nation’s leading hospital management companies.