What is a typical day like at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery?

Daily schedules vary according to the preferences and individualized recovery goals established by the individual working with his/her recovery team.  Depending on the site and level of service needed, medication administration and meal support are available to provide a daily structure and ensure personal wellness.  Our other services, including mentoring, individual and group therapies, physician appointments, leisure activities, and community outings are routinely scheduled.  We offer flexible appointment times to ensure that individuals can schedule opportunities for school, work, and other important family events.  Transportation is included in order to attend your scheduled appointments.

Does New Vitae Wellness and Recovery assist with medication administration?

Our progressively independent levels of residential services permit a range of options and assistance with medications.  We provide trained staff for assistance with medication administration and education services.  The medication administration process is overseen by licensed nurses.  As each member develops their independent living skills and moves through our levels of care, he/she is able to work within a team to gradually increase his/her level of independence in administering medications.

What types of behavioral health supports are available at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery?

New Vitae is equipped to provide a wide variety of supportive care.  Personalized services are based on strength-based assessments; the results of our assessments form the basis of an individualized recovery plan.  Our attending medical professionals assess individuals and prescribe and monitor medications.  Each member works with our team to determine his/her preference for outpatient or partial hospital supports.  Additionally, our therapists are experts in a variety of intervention styles, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Training, and other evidence-based practices.  Individual sessions and various group therapy opportunities are available.  Various other supports are available, including connecting with a Certified Peer Specialist or attending our smoking cessation program.  We are also able to provide specialized supports to our community of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Allies (LGBTQIA).  New Vitae Wellness and Recovery staff members share a strong commitment to person-centered care.

How are medical needs addressed?

Part of our mission is to provide holistic care.  We are proud to provide personalized access to medical care both on-site and in the community.  Our nursing and mentoring staff provides assistance with scheduling and keeping appointments.  The Lehigh Valley and Bucks County provide access to caring primary care physicians and specialists.  We will work with your insurance provider to find in-network care to assist with maintaining your physical healthcare needs.  Our current program participants also utilize a variety of specialists.

New Vitae is also proud to offer nutritional and wellness counseling in-house.  Individuals have access to a registered dietician and have the opportunity to participate in exercise programs in order to stay active and healthy.  We also offer smoking cessation counseling for those who are interested in reducing or stopping their use of tobacco products.

What opportunities are available for educational and vocational opportunities?

Educational opportunities are offered via on-site tutoring services and local high schools or colleges for those members interested in pursuing their academic goals.  

New Vitae encourages identification of preferences and skills in order to assist individuals with their vocational goals.  Our program offers pre-vocational skill building and training in addition to opportunities in our Pre-vocational work program.  Many of the individuals we serve begin to return to work in the community by volunteering in a local community agency.  We also offer assistance with linkage to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.  

What is the average length of stay?

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery has an open length of stay. Both short and long term options are offered. Length of stay often depends on the individual’s unique needs.

What are the costs? How are fees paid?

Residential rates are based on room preference and the level of service needed.  Individuals’ income may need to be supplemented to meet the cost of providing residential services.  Other behavioral health and clinical service fees may be covered through private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.  Our benefits specialist and care coordination staff are able to assist to maximize all available benefit options.

What types of social, recreational, and leisure activities are offered within your program?

Individuals and staff routinely plan and coordinate events that highlight social, physical, vocational, cultural, emotional and spiritual well-being. Our activities are designed to meet individual needs and create a sense of community.  

Some of our activities include: games, Yoga, Arts, music concerts, theater, museums, local shopping, community events, dining out, movies, and classes at the local YMCA.  We also schedule hiking and camping trips.  Additionally, our annual Cape May trip provides an opportunity for relaxation at the shore.  Dances, parties, karaoke, and other events are also regularly scheduled.

How do your services help to keep participants connected with family and friends?

We promote and support contact with family and friends throughout an individual’s length of stay. Home visits are facilitated in order to maintain important relationships. Care Coordinators help to support family and ally involvement via phone calls, emails, and other avenues of communication. Family sessions are also available to provide assistance with navigating these important relationships. We have flexible visiting hours for families and allies. We also provide no cost family events and educational opportunities in order to promote wellness and share memorable activities with members, family, and allies.

What are the accommodations that New Vitae offers?

Each of our supportive residential options offers private and semi-private options, some with individual or shared bathrooms.   Accommodations are available in enhanced personal care home settings, staffed apartments or in semi-independent living apartments.   Residents are invited to personalize their own fully furnished rooms.

How can I learn more about your services?

1.    Please call or email us.  
2.    Tours are available during traditional and nontraditional hours.  We encourage you to schedule a visit to establish a personal appointment by calling 610-965-9021.
3.    We can provide individualized assessment at our sites or we can come to visit with you at your convenience!  

Our admissions staff is ready to assist with answering questions about our residential and behavioral health service options.  Please navigate the various areas of our website or feel free to contact us for additional information.

"As a licensed clinical social worker and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor I am extremely proud to be a fellow team member at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery."

- David S. (Psychotherapist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor)