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RESPITE

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If these respites are seen as not taking the place of hospitalization, they're not going to add very much to the system.
Because of that, he said, the peer-run respites would not need to be regulated.
He would like to open a three-bed peer-run crisis respite next year in Massachusetts - and "there is a distinct possibility that Worcester might be the first place.
Staff at a peer-run respite cannot prescribe or handle drugs, so patients are given a lock box and expected to handle their own medications, said Dr.
Fisher said there are only 20 peer-run crisis respite beds in seven states, but the model has the potential to get people with psychiatric illness better for less money.
It showed greater improvement in several areas of psychopathology in randomly selected participants at a peer-run crisis respite program, compared to participants in a locked inpatient psychiatric facility, as measured both by interviewers and study participants.
Fisher has an intermediate goal of the six three-bed facilities across the state, he said ideally 720 peer-run respite beds would divert 60 percent to 70 percent of patients from traditional psychiatric facilities, by conservative estimate.
Later this month, two deputy commissioners are scheduled to visit Stepping Stone, a two-bed peer-run crisis respite that serves the entire state of New Hampshire from Claremont.
The key at Stepping Stone, which became a respite crisis center in 1997, is meeting with potential guests before they are in crisis, according to executive director Jude Dolan.
Peer-run crisis respite is one choice available to consumers, she said, just as patients with a back problem can choose a chiropractor, an orthopedist, or a physical therapist.
David Matteodo, head of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems, said that if a peer-run crisis respite accepts people who are committable to a hospital, "then I would say they need to meet the same standards as hospitals.