Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Looking for suggestions

I live in the East Bay in CA. My son started living at a residential treatment facility a year ago. They now tell me that he is not participating and not showing enough effort in his own “recovery” and will have to move out by August. He has schizophrenia. He likes living there, and is more stable than he has ever been since the onset of his illness. Does anyone know of any residential living facilities in the Bay Area? (Walnut Creek)
He needs medication management, interaction with others, activities, etc. they had all of this at the Crestwood facility he is at now. I’d like to find something similar. Thanks

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Did they explain what they meant by “not showing enough effort into his recovery”? Considering that majority of people with schizophrenia don’t have insight into their illness (and thus would not be likely to put a lot of effort into the recovery process), that seems like a very strange reason to ask him to leave the facility. I feel like the whole point of living in a facility is to have staff around to encourage/tell him to take medication, participate in group activities, etc. Unless he is resisting staff to the point of being aggressive, but you mentioned that he is more stable than he has ever been.

They did. They said that he is not attending groups without being reminded. He has to be woken up and reminded to take his medication in the morning. He doesn’t talk to other residents, he prefers to stay in his room or vape outside. They have never said anything about him being defiant or argumentative.
My gut feeling, is that they want their residents to eventually be able to live on their own (which he never will) or to be involved in their community. Such as working in their store, helping with the janitorial work, etc…
He has made it clear that he doesn’t want to work.
But, he is so stable. Little to no voices.
I’m afraid that he will relapse unless I can find a similar environment for him to move to

Does this facility have experience with residents with SZ/psychosis? If not, perhaps they don’t have enough knowledge about the illness. Maybe it’s worth having a discussion with the facility director to try and educate/work something out. At the very least, you could get a better understanding of what their expectations are for their residents. That sounds really frustrating that they want him to leave for those reasons when he is benefiting from their care. I understand wanting residents to become more independent but I feel like that’s a goal that needs to be gradually worked up to with a lot of support and therapy. I don’t have much knowledge about how these places run though, that’s just my opinion. Does he attend any sort of one-on-one therapy at the facility?

Yes, this place is specifically for mental illness, including schizophrenia. They keep saying that he is not participating to the extent that they want. That’s why I’m looking for ideas from anyone who knows the East Bay Area