A Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres Exclusive
Completing a structured rehab program is only the first step on the journey to recovery. Aftercare is vitally important to recovery – it provides reinforcement, motivation, and peer support. However, Aftercare is limited in its ability to gauge the day-to-day progress made by clients or the challenges they face.
Clinical research shows that the ongoing and consistent measure of a client’s progress post-rehab leads to significantly improved outcomes.
Exclusive to Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres, ContinUCare is an empirically and clinically-based system, supported by technology, designed to maintain an ongoing, individualized link between the client and their Trafalgar care team long after structured rehab treatment has been completed. ContinUCare is an advanced, highly effective complement to traditional Aftercare, requiring little time or effort on the part of the client.
ContinUCare enables the client and their Trafalgar care team to monitor progress on the journey to recovery and to identify and address potential areas of concern before they escalate into serious problems. It is like having your care team constantly watching out for you and there to provide help if needed.
The Power of ContinUCare
Providing clients with a clear display of their progress and symptoms has been shown to reinforce motivation and engagement on their recovery journey.
Early Detection of Health and Well-Being Changes
The ongoing monitoring of a client allows the care team to detect changes in health status and intervene early if necessary. ContinUCare enables the Trafalgar care team to identify clients who are at risk of relapse and to be proactive in providing appropriate support.
Real-time measurement and monitoring allows our clinical team to obtain a more accurate picture of their clients’ well-being. Measurement does not replace a therapist’s method for decision-making, but instead supplements and supports the traditional process with additional objective information.
Research shows that measurement has a positive effect on communications. It can improve clarity and alignment of treatment goals between the client and therapist. Since clients are in the best position to assess how they are doing, measurement and display of progress may help clients identify and discuss information that is relevant to their recovery progress.
How ContinUCare Works
ContinUCare is offered at no cost, for up to two years, to all graduates of Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres’ residential or intensive outpatient programs.
- Therapists Select Assessments
Therapists select the appropriate assessments for each of their clients. Measurement involves the completion of the assessments throughout the recovery process.
- Medically validated assessments are designed to address a range of clinical areas, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
- All assessments are between 4 and 20 questions.
- Some assessments are meant to be completed more frequently than others.
- Clients may be asked to complete an assessment once every 1, 2, 4, or 8 weeks.
- Client Completes Assessments
Assessments are delivered to the client by email or text message based on the appropriate administrative schedule for each assessment. For simplicity, clients do not need to download an app or log in. Assessments can typically be completed in less than two minutes, from anywhere on any type of device.
- View Results
As soon as an assessment is completed by the client, the results are visible to both the client and the Trafalgar care team in a secure, user-friendly display. Only the client and the care team can view the assessment results. The results display is intended to report on progress, provide objective feedback, and identify areas of concern.
Assessment results immediately alert the care team to a client’s serious health or well-being issues, and enable them to take appropriate action. For example, an assessment identifies a heightened level of depression. The problem is made visible to the client, and the therapists can reach out and begin to help. Another example: after several months of engagement with ContinUCare, the client suddenly stops participating. Non-participation could be a concern and cause for therapist interaction.
Client Information & Data Security
Assessment results and other client information is stored securely and ultimately in the control of each individual client. If at any time a client wishes to discontinue ContinUCare, his or her assessment results will be returned upon request and subsequently all data relating to that individual will be erased.