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 Pocono Mountain Recovery Center 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 Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.

  • 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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Family Involvement for Those With Loved Ones in Treatment

Our clients often have the most success after treatment when they have a support system. Often, family is a strong support pillar. We know the toll addiction can take on familial relationships. Our goal is to help heal strained relationships so that a sense of support is strengthened.

The Importance of Family Involvement

The importance of family involvement for those whose loved ones are receiving addiction treatment at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center in Henryville, PA

Addiction has a tremendous impact on those who love or are involved with the addicted person. We feel strongly that loves ones pay an integral role in the recovery process. Upon admission, residents will be assigned to a Clinical Treatment Team. This team will consist of a Primary Counselor, and a Case Manager. Our Executive Director, Clinical Director, Medical Director, Nursing Team and Clinical Psychologist. and Family Program Director will participate as part of each team. These professionals will guide residents through the entire program to make for a productive treatment experience. A member of this Treatment Team will contact loved ones with updates on the resident’s progress. The Family Program staff will also be in contact with the loved ones to help construct a compatible recovery approach addressing the concerns of the family.

Through our Family Program, loved ones will have the opportunity to build knowledge and understanding of the disease of addiction and the process of recovery. Loved ones will explore topics such as “addiction as a family disease”, “behaviors of early recovery” and “supporting vs. enabling” over the course of the program. Personalized to meet the needs of our PMRC community, the Family Program seeks to restore some health to the family relationships

Visitation, Family Therapy, & More

Ways Pocono Mountain Recovery Center includes family in addiction treatment

We include family members in their loved one’s treatment in the following ways:

  • Private Family Therapy sessions facilitated by the primary counselor or Family Program staff
  • Family Visitation and Education every Saturday from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Development of an individualized Aftercare plan for the resident
  • Recommendations for ongoing recovery resources for loved ones
  • Contact and support throughout the program and continuing after the resident is discharged
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