Maple Lane - Proposed Community-based Facility

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Washington state’s vision of transforming behavioral health includes treating patients in the community and in smaller facilities that help them stay closer to home, their families and support systems. The proposed Maple Lane community-based facility located near Rochester will serve 16 patients at a time. Our commitment is to create a safe and secure therapeutic treatment facility where patients can get the treatment they need, and to be the best neighbors we can in the community.

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The Thurston County Hearing Examiner approved the special use permit for the Maple Lane site in June 2021.  Construction is expected to start in Fall 2021.

 

Our patients

Our mission is to treat people in need of inpatient psychiatric care. Our patients are civilly committed for 90 to 180 days, and orders can be extended by the court. Our deeply-held value is to provide person-centered care, recognizing the humanity in all of our patients; and we will use this approach in all aspects of patient care. 

 

Our program

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Proposed interior of Maple Lane facility.

Maple Lane patients will remain in a secure setting, and will live in the building and within the secured, walled yard for the entirety of their care.

We will provide services and activities that are respectful to people across all cultures and backgrounds. The services include:

  • initial intake and evaluation,
  • medical screening, psychiatric screening, risk screening,
  • complete psychological/biological/social evaluation,
  • treatment and peer support.

The goal is to stabilize the illness and improve the person’s mental status and behavior. We want them to recover and be able to return to their home or another, less-restrictive living arrangement with appropriate integration into aftercare services.

All patients will receive thorough discharge plans that are individualized with the supports needed to meet their needs in the community. These include wraparound supports like medication management, case management and medical care. Discharged patients will be given a warm hand off to their next location, to include transportation to their next residence from DSHS.

Our goal is for the Maple Lane facility to become a part of the community as a resource and a partner.

 

Facility plans

View the site analysis for our proposed Maple Lane facility here. A separate road entrance from the main Maple Lane campus is proposed for the new facility, which should reduce traffic impacts.

Read the Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development Department Staff Report here.

 

Security

Entrances and exits will be controlled by staff. The outdoors spaces for the residents will be enclosed by fencing and the buildings. The facility also will have agreements with local law enforcement to provide assistance as needed. Staff will be trained in de-escalation strategies and emergency management processes to minimize calls to law enforcement and the fire department, however.

No services will be provided for people who are not living at the facility. For example, no public restrooms or shelter services will be available. This is a controlled environment with a specific population. Visitors will be limited to friends and family and would be scheduled.

Any trips off-campus by patients will be carefully planned, and will include staff members as escorts. Offsite trips might include trips to a local hospital, medical appointments, or housing appointments.