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KAV Health Group Launches Innovative Mental Health Day Treatment Program in Dayton

KAV Health Group, LLC, a premier provider of comprehensive mental health services, is excited to announce the opening of its new Mental Health Day Treatment Facility at 5563 Far Hills Ave, Dayton. This program, which started on May 1st, 2024, enhances KAV’s robust suite of mental health and psychiatric treatments, providing a critical service for those needing structured but non-residential care.

The Day Treatment program offers a flexible yet intensive therapeutic environment, allowing patients to engage in group therapy, individual counseling, and medication management during the day and return home at night. Designed for patients requiring more support than typical outpatient services, this program fills a vital gap in the continuum of care.

Kimberly Handegard, Executive Director at KAV Health Group, emphasizes the program’s importance: “At KAV, we are dedicated to bridging the gap in mental health services with innovative solutions that cater to the needs of our community. Our new Day Treatment facility is a testament to our commitment to accessible, high-quality care, providing a structured, therapeutic environment that supports our clients on their journey to recovery.”

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry, known for its patient-centric approach, is offering personalized treatment plans developed by mental health professionals. The facility will integrate various treatment modalities to cater to different mental health disorders, focusing on medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individualized therapy, and innovative telehealth services.

Addressing a Critical Need in Mental Health Care

The launch of this facility comes at a crucial time, as mental health issues continue to rise, partly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports a significant increase in mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders. This new facility aims to address these issues by providing an intermediary level of care that balances the need for intensive treatment with the flexibility of outpatient services.

Comprehensive Treatment Modalities

KAV Health Group’s Day Treatment program is designed to offer a holistic approach to mental health care. This includes a variety of therapeutic interventions such as:

  • Group Therapy: Facilitated by licensed therapists, these sessions provide a supportive environment where patients can share experiences and learn from each other. Group therapy is particularly effective in reducing feelings of isolation and building a sense of community.
  • Individual Counseling: Personalized sessions with experienced counselors help patients work through specific issues, develop coping strategies, and set personal goals. This one-on-one interaction ensures that treatment is tailored to the individual’s unique needs.
  • Medication Management: Under the supervision of psychiatrists, patients receive comprehensive medication management to ensure the effectiveness of prescribed treatments and minimize side effects. This aspect is crucial for conditions like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder.
  • Telehealth Services: Recognizing the importance of accessibility, KAV incorporates telehealth options, allowing patients to receive care from the comfort of their homes when needed. This flexibility is especially beneficial for those with mobility issues or those living in remote areas.

A Patient-Centric Approach

KAV Health Group’s mission is deeply rooted in patient-centered care. The facility’s environment is designed to be welcoming and supportive, ensuring that patients feel safe and valued. The staff at KAV are trained to provide compassionate care, understanding the complexities of mental health issues and the importance of a supportive therapeutic relationship.

Kimberly Handegard highlights, “Our approach is always about the patient. We believe in providing care that is not only effective but also empathetic. Every individual’s journey with mental health is unique, and we are here to support them every step of the way.”

Bridging the Gap in Mental Health Services

The introduction of the Day Treatment program by KAV Health Group is a significant step in bridging the gap between inpatient and outpatient mental health services. For many individuals, traditional outpatient services do not provide enough support, yet inpatient care can be too restrictive and costly. The Day Treatment program offers an optimal middle ground, providing intensive care without requiring patients to stay overnight.

Community Impact and Accessibility

KAV Health Group is committed to making mental health services accessible to the Dayton community and beyond. The new facility is strategically located to serve a wide demographic, ensuring that more people can benefit from the services offered. The incorporation of telehealth services further expands the reach, making it possible for individuals from neighboring areas to participate in the program.

In addition to direct patient care, KAV Health Group plans to engage with the community through mental health awareness campaigns, educational programs, and partnerships with local organizations. These initiatives aim to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues and promote early intervention and treatment.

Future Directions

Looking ahead, KAV Health Group has ambitious plans to expand its services further. This includes potential collaborations with schools, workplaces, and community centers to provide mental health support and education. By creating a network of care, KAV aims to foster a community where mental health is prioritized, and resources are readily available to those in need.

KAV Health Group’s new Mental Health Day Treatment Facility represents a beacon of hope for many in the Dayton area. It signifies a progressive step towards more inclusive and accessible mental health care, ensuring that those in need receive the support and treatment necessary to lead fulfilling lives.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
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