About The Florida House Experience (FHE)
The Florida House Experience (FHE) is a healthcare institution that delivers quality, medically integrated personalized treatment for those suffering with Behavioral Health Disorders. We specialize in addictive disorders and other behavioral health diagnoses such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and traumatic disorders. We employ a team of highly qualified, compassionate individuals who share in the desire to serve this vulnerable population. We provide innovative treatment by creating an environment that promotes healing and optimized learning.
FHE is a facility licensed by the both the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA). We are accredited by both the JOINT Commission and the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We are a Sun-Sentinel Top Workplace 3 years running due to our caring, supportive, and entrepreneurial environment. We are members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), and Deerfield Beach’s Best Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center. We are not conventional; we are at the forefront of a medically integrated, modern, scientific, and technological approaches to behavioral health and addiction treatment, delivering progressive services not seen in the behavioral health market.
FHE cares about the future of behavioral health treatment, which is why we are a teaching institution. We do not only want to provide quality care to the people we serve, we want to train the next generation of healthcare workers to be able to do the same. We are affiliated with multiple universities for this reason; University of Miami, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and Barry University. We train their students in social work, nursing, and master’s level family and psychiatric nurse practitioners because we want to impose on them the knowledge and creativity that makes us innovative and that will encourage progressive thinking in the future of this field.
At FHE, we want to improve upon the commonly accepted modalities in the treatment of behavioral health disorders. We also create new and medically integrated approaches, diagnostics, and outcome systems that increase the success rate of those who complete our programs. You will leave FHE with more knowledge about the physiology and biology of your condition, and with the tools to ensure that you can apply it in your rehabilitated life. At the Florida House Experience, we do not take the traditional road to recovery; we want to serve the complex behavioral, medical, and psychiatric conditions that contribute to a maladaptive lifestyle.
Medical & Psychiatric Providers
During your stay you will be under the care of a primary medical provider and psychiatric provider to meet the needs of your mental and physical health throughout the treatment process. This work is more intensive earlier in your stay and will be less frequent as you are stabilized and are returning to higher functioning as you progress through the levels of care. The providers include medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and our nutritionist.
Our nursing department is an important component of managing medications, monitoring client health and providing support for the medical providers. This care is more intensive for clients at the detox level of care and then shifts to our medical coordinators on the outpatient campus. Medical services are available 24 hours a day every day and nursing will help to coordinate your care throughout the program.
At the core of your process at The Florida House, Clinical Services staff including case managers, therapists, and adjunct therapy staff, as well as group facilitators are closely involved in your care. You are assigned a primary therapist and case manager, depending on the level of care that you enter the program. The inpatient therapist will work with you through the detox and residential levels of care. When you transition to the outpatient program you will also have a primary therapist and the same case manager who will help guide your treatment. Therapists are master’s level of doctoral level practitioners who are knowledgeable about behavioral health and who will work with you, your identified family and significant others, and your clinical supports in place prior to your admission. It is very important that you work closely with your therapist and case manager to facilitate communication and participate actively in your treatment and discharge planning for after treatment.
Behavioral Health Technicians
Our staff of behavioral health technicians are an important part of your care at The Florida House. They are part of your treatment team and are in close contact with all of our clients. The BHT staff provide support, help with day-to-day living, and maintain the community at The Florida House. These staff members help to implement the treatment program determined by you, your providers, and based on your presenting issues. Their support and guidance in your treatment is very important. To get the most out of this experience utilize this support and guidance as directed.
The Neuro department is a key treatment component of our program. The neuro opportunities at The Florida House are designed to complement and enhance the medical and clinical work done throughout your stay. In the detox level of care your will be introduced to biofeedback and relaxation based on how the brain works. Once you have been stabilized from the detox level of care you will be invited to participate in the neurorehabilitation program which is designed to help regulate your brain process to give you the best chances of healing and moving forward with your life.
In recovery, social supports, reintegration into healthy relationships, learning new ways to live each day, and achieving independence are crucial. Our Alumni department works alongside our providers in making sure that clients are ready to move forward with support and guidance. You will be introduced to the process of recovery and change during your first week at The Florida House. Alumni staff are available to offer encouragement, guidance, and support as you begin your journey here. As you move through the levels of care here, you will be gaining needed information and skills form our Alumni staff and they will help as you transition to independence with vocational opportunities to become self-supporting.
You will also have other people working as part of your team here at The Florida House. These include our food service staff that provide the meals and snacks throughout your stay on the inpatient campus, the wellness staff who provide groups for wellness and opportunities in our wellness center. Our wellness staff also includes massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and other staff to assist you to become healthy, balanced, and move forward with your life.
Our team is committed to helping each client achieve their goals in treatment and to provide an opportunity to focus on your needs and to move into a state of higher functioning that allows you to be who you want to be. The treatment process can be difficult at times and we stand ready to assist you as you go through changes in your life and as you are working to identify, change, and make a new life for yourself. The staff and the community at The Florida House will help you as you help yourself. We are working together, please be mindful that the structure, support, and therapy here are designed to create a place where you can grow and change. Your constructive participation in your own treatment and as a part of the community, for others, makes a difference. We welcome the chance to help you on your journey.