The Programs

Offered to the Residents and Clients of the Cottages on Mountain Creek

Residential Treatment Program

The Cottages on Mountain Creek offers an eight-bed/four-bathroom home (primarily private bedrooms) providing neuro-behavioral residential treatment programming along with 24/7 staffing, including a Registered Nurse. The home includes two living rooms, a dining room, full kitchen, medication room, outdoor deck, organic garden, meditation garden and a covered porch. We are currently in the process of adding an additional eight-bed/three-bath (primarily private rooms) Residential Treatment home to the campus.

The Residential Treatment Program is for adults 18+ living with mental health issues such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar, Major Depression and OCD, as well as other mental health disorders. Residents entering the 24/7 program are less stable and in need of more intensive programming and medication administration. The weekly schedule includes structured programming that consists of clinical therapies and adjunct therapies, as well as socialization (programming runs from 9:15 to 4:30).

Specialized programming is provided for young adults (18 – 39); older adults (40 – 55) and seniors (55+).

Weekend activity includes working on personal hygiene, relationships and socialization. In addition, residents have the opportunity to partake in recreational activities. Evening and weekend activities can include “movie-night”, ice cream night, Barnes and Nobel, trips to local fairs, trips to the parks and a day at the lake. Outings also include trips to museums and restaurants (Friday Fun Day).

The socialization program has been structured to provide residents relaxation time allowing them to interact with friends in a social environment. The clinical program has been developed to be flexible allowing the program to be adaptable to the individual (i.e., the program adapts to the individual with the clinical TEAM, along with the client, adjusting the program to meet individuals need). Although the Residential Treatment program is primarily structured around group therapies, individual therapy (CBT, DBT, etc.) is provided on an individual basis at the main campus. As clients stabilize, they transition to Independent Living homes where the structure becomes less intense. Within this setting, goals such as employment opportunities, education advancement and/or volunteer work begin to take place.

The client base at The Cottages is a mix of ages and genders. To assist our senior clients (55+), who may also require activities of daily living and/or memory care oversight, programming is provided at Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (Dunwoody).  The Memory Care Program provides a “state-of-the-art” (documented and outcome driven) program accredited by the Joint Commission.

This program allows families and clinicians, as well as staff, to understand when their loved-one is moving into the next level of the cognition. Our “health and wellness” style of recovery is based on assessments over the last five years that indicate our clients require an appropriate amount of clinical therapies, as well as adjunct therapies and socialization.

Part of our recover process is to provide fresh and healthy meals (fresh vegetables and fresh meats and fish when available – all cooked and prepared with little to no sugars) along with an active exercise program.

Residential Treatment Program

Frequently Asked Questions

May I Bring A Car?

Residents in the Residential Treatment Program are generally not permitted to drive a car. However, options are provided, such as MARTA Mobility, Uber and/or bus transportation. Once moving to Transitional Independent Living, cars are permitted upon review with the case manager and a family member.

Are Laptops/Phones Permitted?

Phones are permitted during non-scheduled programming. Laptops are permitted upon review with the case manager and family member. A computer lab is also available for clients.

Smoking Permitted?

Smoking is permitted outside of the buildings. However, clients are required to make sure they pick up cigarette butts and dispose of them appropriately. The Residential Treatment Program has scheduled smoke breaks throughout the evening, as well as early in the AM.

Alcohol Permitted?

Alcohol is not permitted on site and/or within the Residential Treatment Center and/or Transitional Independent Living homes.

Co-Ed Housing?

The Residential Treatment Center is co-ed while the Transitional Independent Living homes provide primarily for separate living environments for males and females. Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (senior and overflow facility) is a co-ed community.

What is the Average Age Range?

The average age ranges from 18 to 55 at the main campus and from 55 to 85 within Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (older adult and senior program).

To learn more about our Residential Treatment Program at the Cottages on Mountain Creek, please call: 404-228-6554.

Transitional Independent Living Program

The Transitional Independent Living Program allows clients to transition from the Residential Treatment Program to continue their recovery and/or for new clients seeking to continue recovery and is structured for residents who are able to function at a higher level. Clients are required to be medication compliant. The program provides oversight and supportive services with all clients being assigned a Case Manager.

Housing comprises single-family homes (three- to four-bedrooms). All homes are furnished with residents required to maintain their living environment.  Programming is individualize allowing the client to move toward recovery based on their individual goals. Programming is also structured around clients who are actively seeking work and/or a volunteer position, or who are seeking to restart education. Supportive Services include case management, medication monitoring, three meals per day and light housekeeping. Additional programming includes vocational support and training, as well as access to adjunct therapies, as well as clinical therapies (al a carte). The clinical program has been developed to be flexible allowing the program to be adaptable to the individual (i.e., the program adapts to the individual with the TEAM, along with the client, adjusting the program to meet the individual.

During the evening hours and weekends, residents work on personal hygiene, relationships, socialization and recreational activities. Evening and weekend activities can include “movie-night”, ice cream night, Barnes and Nobel, trips to local fairs, parks and lakes. Outings also include trips to museums and restaurants.

The socialization program has been structured to provide residents relaxation time allowing them to interact with friends in a social environment. The client base is a mix of ages and genders with clients living with a variety of mental health issues. To assist our senior clients (55+) who may also require activities of daily living and/or memory care oversight, senior half-day programming is provided at 347 Carpenter Drive and 24/7 housing and programming is available at Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill. The half-day Senior Program includes the Brain Flex Memory Program (“state-of-the-art” documented and outcome driven program accredited by the Joint Commission).

This program allows families and clinicians, as well as staff, to understand when their loved-one is moving into the next level of care. The Senior Program (3-hour day program) also includes art therapy, yoga, massage and horticultural therapy, as well as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Our therapy program is being developed with a Physical Wellness Garden (come see our beautiful interactive garden – completed date is anticipated for September 27, 2018).

Our “health and wellness” style of recovery is based on assessments over the last five years that indicate our clients require an appropriate amount of clinical therapies, as well as adjunct therapies and socialization. Part of our recover process is to provide fresh and healthy meals (fresh vegetables and fresh meats and fish when available – all cooked and prepared with little to no sugars) along with an active exercise program.

Transitional Independent Living Program

Frequently Asked Questions

May I Bring A Car?

Cars are permitted in the Transitional Independent Living Program upon review with the case manager and a family member.

Are Laptops/Phones Permitted?

Phones and laptops are permitted during non-scheduled programming. A computer lab is also available for clients. Homes provide for basic cable. Internet hook-up is the responsibility of the client (most of our clients in the independent living program utilize hotspot connection).

Smoking Permitted?

Smoking is permitted outside of the buildings. However, clients are required to make sure they pick up cigarette butts and dispose of them appropriately.

Alcohol Permitted?

Alcohol is not permitted on site and/or within the Residential Treatment Center and/or Transitional Independent Living homes.

Co-Ed Housing?

The Transitional Independent Living homes provide primarily for separate living environments for males and females. Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (senior and overflow facility) is a co-ed community.

What is the Average Age Range?

The average age ranges from 18 to 55 at the main campus and from 55 to 85 within Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (older adult and senior program).

What is the Average Length of Stay?

The Transitional Independent Living Program has two tracks. Track One is for residents who are actively seeking employment, education and/or volunteer positions. Track One residents re-integrate back into society within six to 12 months. Track Two provides for long-term housing wherein residents are attending partial programming, as well as taking responsibility for their daily living.

To learn more about our Transitional Independent Living Program at the Cottages on Mountain Creek, please call: 404-228-6554.

Day Programming

The Day Treatment Programming is for residents who are stable on their medications, know their medications and are fully engaged in regaining access back into society. The Day Program provides for a variety levels of programming and assistance, all of which will be determined during the admissions process with through a TEAM approach (potential client, staff and family members). After the assessment, and along with developing goals appropriate for the client, the level of care within the Day Treatment Program will be determined.

Day programming clients typically live at home and are either able to drive themselves to programming and/or family members provide transportation.

All clients work with a Case Manager who develop the Treatment Plan and monitors progress. All programming is out-come driving and evidence-based. The combination of clinical and adjunct therapies, along with socialization, assists the clients in reintegrating into a healthy daily lifestyle consisting of a part-time job, returning to school and/or volunteering.

The weekly schedule includes structured programming that consists of clinical therapies and adjunct therapies, as well as socialization (programming runs from 9:15 to 4:30).

Average Stay – Clients participating in the out-patient program have an average length of stay of four to six months. (a minimum length of stay of two months is required). During this time frame, the client has the advantage of completing the IOP (Intensive Out-Patient Program).

Our “health and wellness” style of recovery is based on assessments over the last five years that indicate our clients require an appropriate amount of clinical therapies, as well as adjunct therapies and socialization. Part of our recover process is to provide fresh and healthy meals (fresh vegetables and fresh meats and fish when available – all cooked and prepared with little to no sugars) along with an active exercise program.

The Day Treatment Programming

Frequently Asked Questions

Smoking Permitted?

Smoking is permitted outside of the buildings. However, clients are required to make sure they pick up cigarette butts and dispose of them.

Alcohol Permitted?

Alcohol is not permitted on site.

Co-Ed Housing?

The Transitional Independent Living homes provide primarily for separate living environments for males and females. Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill (senior and overflow facility) is a co-ed community.

What is the Average Age Range?

The average age ranges two to six months.

Senior Programming

Senior Programming is located on the corner of Tilly Mill Road and North Peachtree Road, Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill is a multi-functional community designed for senior residents, as well as young adults. Minutes from the city of Dunwoody, Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill is close to numerous medical complexes, restaurants, shopping centers, houses of worship, theaters and cultural venues. Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill is a 30-unit community (15 private units per floor with private baths and a kitchenette) that provides two state-of-the art programs for mental health (young adults) and mental health/memory care (adults over age 55+).

Track 1

This program provides housing for young adults living with mental health issues and slightly higher level of 24/7 oversight.  Clients reside at Summer’s Landing during the evening and night hours. During the day, clients join the Cottages for the fully integrated behavioral programming (Residential Treatment Program).

Track 2

For adults 55+ a state-of-the-art “dual-diagnosis” programming (memory care and mental health issues) is provided for older adults and senior clients who live with a mental health diagnosis (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Bipolar, OCD, Anxiety, Depression and Addictive Disorders), as well as experiencing the onset of memory issues.

Track Two includes the Brain Flex Cognitive program, as well a oversight and case management by therapists/counselors and medical professionals.

All programming is accredited by the Joint Commission and is outcome driven and documented. To learn more about the Day and Senior Programming held at the Cottages on Mountain Creek, please contact us at (404) 200-1925.

Bright Path Program, GPS

The Brain Flex Cognitive Program is an educational program that provides clients a foundation to maintain or reconnect with friends and family, as well as actively participate in society at their current level of cognitive functioning. The goal is to achieve improved socialization and life skills. The program is documented and outcome driven and is provided two- to five-days a week with assessments by licensed therapists and medical doctors throughout the program.

Housing

  • Comfortable, Quality Furnishing
  • Fire Safety System
  • Cable Hook- Up for Each Room
  • Coffee and Snacks
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Social, Educational, and Spiritual Programs
  • 24- Hour A Day Trained Staff
  • Emergency Response System
  • Hair and Nail Salon
  • Library

At Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill we strive to create a warming environment to make our residents feel at home. Apart to being healthy is leading a happy life. Through planning activities based upon our resident’s interests, we help to enrich their lives.

  • Musical Performances
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Painting
  • Resident Clubs (Gardening, Travel, Pokeno, Rummikub, and etc.)
  • Religious Programs
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Day Time Excursions
  • Scheduled Transportation (Doctors/Therapy)
  • And Much More…

What’s Included

Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill takes pride in enriching the lives of our residents. We provide an array of activities to accommodate the interests and abilities of each individual. These programs are wonderful opportunities for socialization. Family members and volunteers are always welcome and we encourage them to participate.

Summer’s Landing

The Landing is our senior living communities home-away-from home. With 30 private residential rooms, our community supplies each resident with independence-inspiring activities. Our community is built on a commitment to our residents and their families. As no two people are alike, we supply a variety of services catering to each of our residents’ individual needs.

When you step foot into our facility, you become a part of our home. Our community is founded on the basis of a commitment to our residents and to their families. We vow to make Summer’s Landing a home maintaining a happy and healthy atmosphere for our residents. This not only gives our families but our residents, a peace of mind.

For more information on the Bright Path Program, GPS and Summer’s Landing Assisted Living Facility, please contact us at (404) 200-1925.

The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

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The Joint Commission

The Gold Seal of Approval®

The Cottages on Mountain Creeks has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

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