JAÉN.- The University Hospital of Jaén sees 300 patients a year in the Mental Health Rehabilitation Department. The Territorial Delegate for Health and Consumption, Elena González, visited its offices located on Camino de las Cruces, along with Francisco Javier Vadillo, Managing Director of Jaén University Hospital.
The Mental Health Rehabilitation Department and Community Active Treatment Team are dependent on the Clinical Mental Health Management Department, which aims to provide intervention in a community setting for patients with severe mental illness in need of individualized and high-intensity intervention. Of the total number of examined patients, 50% correspond to schizophrenia and severe mental disorders, 40% to personality disorders and 10% to other diagnoses. In addition, 44 patients underwent assertive community therapy.
“Along with this, he also pays attention to the users integrated in the FAISEM residential homes, nursing homes for the elderly with psychiatric pathology in the district of Jaén, and collaborates with public social services to assess situations of risk of social exclusion in people with severe mental illness,” emphasized Elena Gonzalez, who stressed “the importance of this type of separation in improving the mental health of our population, especially in the most severe cases.”
This service consists of two functional units: the Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit and the Residential Active Treatment Team, which operate in the form of outpatient consultations, a day hospital with various group activities, home care and accompaniment, and social and integrative interventions in society.
The professionals that make up this unit include a psychologist, two psychiatrists, four nurses, four TCAEs, an occupational therapist, a social and occupational integration specialist, and a social worker.
On the other hand, the Department of Mental Health Rehabilitation provides care to patients with serious mental disorders on an outpatient basis. The main diagnoses of these users are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Visited persons, among other things, have severe functional deficits and disabilities, in some cases a difficult situation of social coexistence, serious social, economic and legal problems, people with abandonment problems, the risk of social exclusion and marginalization, suffering from mental illness. .
The interventions provided in this department are both clinical (individual and group) as well as advanced rehabilitation and social, educational and professional integration, and, if necessary, they are coordinated with social intervention coordinated with the rest of the Department of Mental Health. and others of a sanitary and non-sanitary nature (FAISEM, NGOs, Associations of Relatives and Users, Social Protection, Prosecutor’s Office).
Persistent community attitude
On the other hand, the residential assertive treatment team focuses its intervention on the most severe profile of the patient admitted to the rehabilitation unit (need for very intensive intervention), doing this intervention at home with individual and frequent assistance (several times). weekly and even daily) with personal recommendations for intervention and constant telephone availability.
The visitor usually has a severe mental disorder associated with severe physical (multiple pathology), social, economic and legal problems, coexisting mainly with problems of isolation, loneliness, abandonment, risk of social exclusion or marginalization.