My brother is a paranoid schizophrenic and has been in the same halfway house for 30 years. My mom has moved 1200 miles to be close to me due to her age. We would like to move my brother as well. He is now in a wonderful place that is located on a ranch. His Disability and SSI are paying. I would like to find a place close to me and my mother. We live in Southern California. So far he is a non functioning Schizophrenic that needs meds every day and a shot every 3 weeks. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I appreciate the help.
NAMI organizations in your area would likely be able to help, I think:
Considering that he is (ostensibly) doing well there, I wouldn’t move him. I understand their wanting to have him nearer, but if he has developed supportive relationships where he is, I would be very uncomfortable recommending breaking those up. Good environments are not easy to find, and are extremely significant factors in the pts’ health when they “work” for the pt.
Thank you so much. I will definitely use this information!!!