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 Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital 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 Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • 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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Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment in Fayetteville, AR

At Vantage Point, in Fayetteville, AR, we strive to meet the individual needs of every patient who walks through our doors. For over 35 years we have successfully served children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at our center suffering from schizoaffective disorder.

Learn More About Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment

Learn more about schizoaffective disorder treatment at Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital Fayetteville, AR

If you have schizoaffective disorder, you probably are aware of the damage this mental disorder is causing in your life. The combination of schizophrenia symptoms coupled with symptoms of either bipolar disorder or depression can feel unbearable at times. The hallucinations you hear may tell you hateful things or advise you to do things you wouldn’t normally do while the delusions may leave you convinced of untrue things even in the face of conflicting information. You may have these psychotic features and the symptoms of either depression or mania at the same time, which can make daily life impossible. If you’re struggling with schizoaffective disorder, it’s time to get your life under control and return to your home as a happy, healthy person.

Vantage Point of Northwest Arkansas, located in Fayetteville, has years of helping people who have schizoaffective disorder learn symptom management, ways of coping with the psychotic features, and can teach you ways to rebuild your life. Our serene, welcoming center provides you with the ultimate warm environment to allow you the space to learn, grow, and heal.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for schizoaffective disorder

If your loved one has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, you can see the damage this disorder is causing in their life. Symptoms may, at times, become so severe that they’re unable to care for themselves and must be supported by you. Being a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but it can also place a tremendous burden on the family. The love and support you provide your loved one can make all the difference in the world, but you may not know what to do. You may know your loved one needs inpatient treatment at a mental health center, but may not know what you can do to help. Here are some tips for gently guiding your loved one into treatment for schizoaffective disorder:

Learn all you can: It’s important that you learn as much as you can about schizoaffective disorder so that you can accept the limitations it places upon your loved one and develop appropriate expectations for what treatment can and cannot do.

Seek support: You don’t need to go through this alone. The emotions you’re struggling with and the burden you may feel can feel overwhelming which is why support is so vital during this time. Join a support group for loved ones of those with mental illness and find a therapist who can help you process your feelings and refer you to additional community resources.

Guide treatment: It’s unlikely that your loved one will recognize when he or she needs inpatient treatment at a mental health center, so it’s important to take control of the situation and find a treatment center that works best with your loved one’s needs. Make an appointment with the center to tour the campus and bring along your loved one to assuage any fears and anxieties about inpatient treatment.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for schizoaffective disorder at Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital Fayetteville, AR

If you have schizoaffective disorder, the symptoms have probably prevented you from enjoying many things in life; you may be unable to hold down a job due to the hallucinations, shoddy work performance, and repeated absences. Interpersonal relationships may be challenged as the hallucinations and delusions make it harder for you to communicate with those with whom you are closest. You may find that you’re increasingly relying upon others to help you lead your daily life and you want to change – you just don’t know how. Seeking an inpatient treatment center for schizoaffective disorder is one of the most positive steps you can take in your recovery journey.

An inpatient treatment center that ensures safety and security 24 hours a day can allow you to fully relax and engage in the mental health treatment process. You’ll have an entire multidisciplinary team that works individually with you to create a plan of care for your stay and afterward, ensuring that you remain on your journey toward recovery. Additionally, an inpatient mental health center allows you to escape the stress, triggers, and anxieties of your home environment and focus upon what matters most – getting better.

Our Philosophy

Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital philosophy and treatment benefits

At Vantage Point of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville, we understand that treatment of schizoaffective disorder can be a tremendously challenging process. We never approach mental health treatment at our center with a cookie-cutter plan of care; we get to know each client we treat as a unique individual and adapt the treatment plan to meet all the needs of each client. Vantage Point strives to meet the needs of each of our center’s clients in order to maximize his or her cognitive and emotional functioning to enhance and rebuild his or her life. At Vantage Point, we treat all of our clients as they are one of our own family.

Types of Treatment

Types of schizoaffective disorder treatment offered at Vantage Point Behavioral Health Hospital Fayetteville, AR

When you first come to our center for help with your schizoaffective disorder, you’ll undergo a number of assessments that will assist us in best understanding your unique needs and how best we can help you. The medical examination will allow us to determine if you’re struggling with any undiagnosed physical problems and begin treatment. Our psychological evaluation will allow us to determine the severity of your schizoaffective disorder and ascertain if you’re struggling with comorbid, co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety. We’ll take the results of these evaluations and sit down with you and your loved ones to create a plan of care for your stay at our center that meets your current and ongoing mental health needs.

Medication is often used in the management of schizoaffective disorder and specific drugs will depend upon whether you are suffering the manic or depressive subtype of this disorder. Often, we use several different medications at once to help reduce symptoms. Common medications used to treat depressive-type schizoaffective disorder may include a combination of antidepressants and antipsychotic agents, while manic-type schizoaffective disorder is treated with a combination of a mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic agent. The usage and monitoring of medication at our center will be based upon the treatment team’s findings.

Individual therapy can help you best come to terms with the limitations of your mental health disorder and determine new ways you can help manage your symptoms. You’ll also work on ways of coping with stress, development of new coping strategies, and how best to prevent relapse.

Group therapy can be very helpful for people with schizoaffective disorder as it will allow you to work with others who are struggling with similar conditions so that you can each grow and learn from one another. Groups at our center may include topics such as skills-training, medication management, management of hallucinations, and any triggers you may have for relapse.

Family therapy is vital for people who have schizoaffective disorder, especially if the disorder has made living alone an impossibility. Family therapy will allow your loved ones to learn more about schizoaffective disorder, teach loved ones ways to spot a relapse, and educate your loved ones about the importance of medication and regular follow-ups.

As we focus our energies upon healing the whole person, we offer a number of experiential treatment methods at our center designed to complement our traditional mental health therapeutic approaches. These may include:

  • School-based programming (for children and adolescents)
  • Expressive therapy
  • Recreational activities
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for schizoaffective disorder

As your time at our center draws to a close, you’ll work closely with your loved ones and our discharge planner to determine the next best steps for you and your family. Some clients feel they’d like more time to work through their challenges and opt to join a residential mental health program. Others may discharge to an intense outpatient program such as an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or partial hospitalization program (PHP), both of which allow for therapy during the day and a slow reintegration back into the home in the evenings and on weekends. Still, others may feel they’ve made enough progress at our center that they’re ready to return home with referrals to our traditional outpatient therapy program and community resources.

We Accept Insurance
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I wanted to give this recommendation for Vantage Point. This hospital has been very good for me. They work very hard to make sure their patients are well taken care of. I felt lucky to be here for in-house stay and now for IOP. If you need help emotionally this is the place to be.

– a former client