Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #808FY0001

Short-term Residential (SRT) Bed Expansion












Duane Zimmerman


Lakeside Alternatives, Inc.











Project Title:

Short-term Residential (SRT) Bed Expansion

Date Submitted:

2/27/01 10:17:02 AM












Buddy Dyer














Statewide Interest:

Supports state goal: Protect the most vulnerable through treatment to the mentally disabled.













Lakeside Alternatives, Inc.


Stephen Hill


434 W. Kennedy Boulevard

Contact Phone:

(850) 656-3100



Orlando 32810































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








This project seeks to add eight beds to an existing SRT unit at Lakeside Alternatives.  With additional beds, a more traditional model of short-term residential treatment consisting of average length of stays of 90 days rather than 10 days can be utilized.  This longer stay can provide continued stabilization and transition to the community beyond crisis stabilization.  This project will serve approximately 35 people per year.

The services provided are individual, group and chemo therapeutic intervention in a secure 30 bed residential setting as an alternative to acute care public and state hospitalization.  This unit operates 24 hours per day, seven days a week and provides a therapeutic environment designed to enhance individual coping skills, comunication, problem solving, self-awareness, mental illness management, health, hygiene and medication management.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






It will produce measurable outcomes consistent with the Department of Children and Families for mental health services, and demonstrate effectiveness in lowering state hospital utilization (90% of clients admitted to an SRT will not be admitted to a state hospital) and an increase in the number of days in the community, reduction in inappropriate and expensive incarceration: a lower utilization of more expensive deep-end medical services and uncompensated care in acute care facilities (an SRT is $300 less a day than an acute care hospital facility).











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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Orange Co. has only 30 of the recommended 60 beds for its population at the present time











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Orange County Legislative Delegation


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