Residential Treatment Facility
Our residential treatment center, Balsam House, provides clients with a comfortable home environment in which they receive the treatment and rehabilitation needed to recover from mental illness.
The home atmosphere and small group dynamics at Balsam House encourage and support clients while they deal with the challenges of living with a condition like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Residents are involved in an innovative daily program of group and individual therapy, social activities and daily tasks geared towards the enhancement of social and practical living skills.
Balsam House is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by skilled professional staff who provide a full range of psychiatric services and are able to respond promptly to the needs of the resident. The treatment team, consisting of multiple psychiatrists, registered nurses and licensed master’s level behavioral health professionals, meets Monday through Friday mornings to discuss each resident’s care and treatment planning. Clients meet with their psychiatrist and therapist several times per week. Medications are administered by a registered nurse or other qualified professional staff.
Balsam House is an attractive comfortable home located in a residential area close to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The house has four single and two double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and large comfortable living areas. There are pleasant outdoor areas in which to sit and talk and enjoy the quiet neighborhood atmosphere and the view of the mountains. Balsam House is within walking distance to unique downtown Boulder, shops, cafes, art galleries, medical facilities, parks, hiking trails, recreational center and community garden.
Our Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment option is a 2 day 3 night stay for a potential client to complete a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine an appropriate clinical level of care. This option will also include other identified assessments, participation in daily BH activities, a final session with client and family, and a completed written summary of findings and treatment recommendations within 2 weeks. This will not be offered as an alternative to residential treatment when residential treatment is what the client needs.