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Akeso George Adolescents

Akeso Clinics are South Africa’s foremost psychiatric treatment clinics, providing individual, integrated and family-oriented treatment for a range of psychiatric, psychological and addictive conditions.

All our clinics are staffed by a wide range of medical professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and nurses, all of whom are dedicated to providing the best possible patient care, to ensure the best possible outcome for patients and their loved ones.

Situated in George, in the Western Cape, Akeso George – Teens@Care offers specialist inpatient treatment for a range of psychiatric illnesses through its Young Adults Unit, including anxiety and depression, substance abuse and adolescent disorders.

Our clinic aims to provide a safe and comfortable environment where young patients can recover and regain their sense of security and self, under the expert care of specialists in both physical and mental health.

Akeso George – Teens@Care prides itself on treating both young patients and their family with dignity and respect, delivering clinical excellence in world-class facilities with the ultimate aim of helping them and their loved ones not only recover, but also understand their illness, and thereby change the direction of their lives.

 

We take pride in the services we offer and remain committed to being active partners in your treatment. However, we need you to be just as active in this partnership. Treatment involves a willingness to talk about the issues in your life with honesty; it involves striving to develop new methods of coping, and it certainly takes courage, motivation and great determination.

Upon admission to the Clinic, there are naturally a number of initial assessments that will need to be performed. You may have an initial assessment, followed by a meeting with the nurses, and then the doctor/ psychiatrist. Our nursing staff will require some details from you in order to formulate a nursing care plan. A doctor will interview you and assess your current clinical needs. They may also require blood samples for routine tests and screens. A consultant from our therapy services team will assess you and explain the details of your therapy programme that will commence shortly after admission.

Your therapy programme that you will attend at the clinic forms a fundamental base of your overall treatment. You will be assessed as soon as practically suitable and appropriate after your admission. An initial programme will be discussed and agreed with you. It may change during the course of your treatment, depending on your progress and needs.

 

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