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Rehabilitation and residential facilities

Rehabilitation facility for mentally ill and disabled persons (RPK)

Rehabilitation facilities for persons with mental illnesses and disabilities are designed for longer-term in-patient and day-patient care. Rehabilitation means restoring possibilities and abilities of the patient which used to exist – e.g. with regard to his health or work performance. Rehabilitation facilities for the mentally ill encompass medical-psychiatric treatment and occupational rehabilitation.

A list of the facilities for occupational rehabilitation in Hamburg can be found in the Therapy Guide for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the City of Hamburg from page 116.

Transitional facilities

Transitional facilities offer people with mental illnesses, following an in-patient stay, a rehabilitation measure which generally lasts for two to three years. Through this, the stability and abilities of the patient should be further extended to enable him to cope with his everyday life as independently as possible. Patients in transitional facilities mostly live in small, manageable living groups. They are assisted by social workers, nursing staff, psychologists and occupational therapists.

A list of the transitional facilities in Hamburg can be found in the Therapy Guide for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the City of Hamburg from page 101.

Assisted living

The term "assisted living" describes various forms of living which all have the goal of enabling the residents to live as independent a life as possible. Services range from the supervision of the patient in his own apartment to assisted living communities with a "round-the-clock" supervision. In assisted living communities, counselling and regular group meetings are offered, in which current issues, but also conflicts, are discussed with all residents.

A list of the facilities for "assisted living" in Hamburg can be found in the Therapy Guide for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the City of Hamburg from page 106.

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Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (BGV) (Hrsg.) (2011). Therapieführer - Verzeichnis diagnostischer, therapeutischer und rehabilitativer Angebote in Hamburg (17. wiederholt überarbeitete Auflage). Hamburg: Behörde für Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (BGV).

Written by:

Nina Weymann (Psychological psychotherapist), Dr. Lisa Tlach (Psychologist), Dr. Jörg Dirmaier (Psychological psychotherapist), Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Härter (Physician and psychological psychotherapist)

Date of creation: 10.08.2011
Date of last editing of content: 10.06.2015
Date of next editing of content: currently under revision