Recreational activities include holiday parties, carnivals, open houses, trips, picnics and other activities organized by staff members.Residents who have made progress through their treatment program are encouraged to participate in more independent activities as staff explores the possibility of returning the resident to a community-based treatment program.
Social workers consider a broad range of living arrangements by contacting family and service providers in the resident’s chosen county of residence to ensure that the resident receives appropriate treatment services in the community.
A committed work force, Board of Trustees, advocates, community volunteers, family and resident councils, consultants and spiritual leaders help ensure provision of quality care and integration of the residents into the wider community.
Our residents stretch across the continuum of age, health and need for support; so our recovery programs are as individualized as the needs of each resident.
After admission, Center staff and residents work together to develop an individualized treatment plan which is based upon a comprehensive plan developed and administered by the Center’s interdisciplinary team.
Location of the Center The Center is located in Franklin County on Pennsylvania Route 233 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, adjacent to Caledonia State Park, Mont Alto Campus of The Pennsylvania State University and surrounded by the rolling hills and beautiful woodlands of south central Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest.
The address and main telephone number for the Center is: South Mountain Restoration Center10058 South Mountain Road South Mountain, PA 17261Telephone: 717-749-3121Admission Process The Center serves individuals from the local communities and throughout the Commonwealth and provides care to persons who have histories of serious psychiatric illness, persons who have lived for many years in state centers and persons who have been incarcerated.
Other services provided by consultants to the Center include audiology/speech pathology, cardiology, dental surgery, ENT, gynecology, ophthalmology, neurology, psychiatry, surgery, orthopedics, radiology and urology.
Additional programming is provided through interactions with volunteer groups, religious services and professional hair care services.
Many of our residents have co-occurring disorders that include dementia, along with chronic physical and mental problems.
Many residents receive complex medical interventions including gastrostomy tubes and intravenous medications.
Residents are admitted without regard to race, color, sex, national origin or religion.