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 Millcreek of Magee Treatment 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 Millcreek of Magee Treatment 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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Adolescent Respite Care Program in Mississippi

Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center offers residential treatment and home-based programs for children & adolescents struggling with psychiatric and behavioral disorders.

About Our Respite Care Program

Learn about our respite care program at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

Taking care of a loved one who has intellectual or developmental disabilities can be a full-time job and, while it is rewarding work, it can also leave you completely exhausted.  Furthermore, constantly putting your loved one’s needs before your own can put you at risk for burnout, which has the potential to lead to the build-up of feelings of resentment. Seeking support and maintaining your own health is important when it comes to being a caregiver, which is why it is a good idea to take advantage of a treatment facility’s respite care programs that may be available to you.

Our Goal

The goal of the respite care program at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

Respite care programs provide caregivers with short-term breaks, allowing them to relieve stress, restore energy, and gain back some balance in their lives.  More specifically, respite care helps share the responsibility of care-giving and allows caregivers to get the additional support they need.  Additionally, these support programs at our treatment facility can help to prevent exhaustion, isolation, and help reduce the amount of stress a caregiver may experience.

In-Home & Community Respite Programs

The differences between in-home and community respite programs at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

As part of our Home and Community-Based Services, Millcreek of Magee, a treatment facility in Mississippi, provides respite care programs in an effort to help relieve the family members or caregivers in the event of any planned or emergency needs.  All support programs, including respite care, offered by our treatment facility are provided by highly qualified and licensed staff. Additionally, our staff is able to provide these services in a variety of settings, including the family’s home or in community locations.  Categories of respite care offered include:

  •     In-home nursing respite
  •     Community respite

In-home nursing respite programs are provided in the individual’s home by a licensed nurse from our facility who provides the necessary care the routine caregiver would provide during the same time period.

Community respite programs are provided at a site in the individual’s community and may be offered after hours, on holidays, and other times when the routine caregiver is unavailable to provide care.

What to Expect

What to expect from the respite care program at Millcreek of Magee Treatment Center in Mississippi

All of our respite care programs provide your loved one with stimulation, recreation, and companionship while you take a much needed break.  Our treatment facility’s staff will also be there to assist with daily living skills such as bathing, dressing, feeding, or using the restroom.  They will also be able to provide homemaker services, including meal preparation, shopping, and any housekeeping needs.  No matter what your loved one may need, our highly qualified staff at our facility in Mississippi will take excellent care of your loved one, ensuring you that they are in good hands while you are away.  At Millcreek of Magee, a behavioral disorders treatment facility in Mississippi, we are dedicated to providing all of our patients with the care needed so that they are given the opportunity to live a full and meaningful life.