ABOUT LIFESKILLS, INC. PARK PLACE RECOVERY CENTER
Park Place Recovery Center, a LifeSkills, Inc., facility in Bowling Green, serves adults from 10 Kentucky counties by providing short-term residential rehabilitation. Individuals struggling with chronic chemical dependency can receive non-medical detox support, followed by evidence-based, culturally appropriate therapy. The center prioritizes family care and community involvement. Outpatient treatment programs are offered at several other LifeSkills locations, including Barren County and Simpson County. LifeSkills is a private, nonprofit corporation contracted by the state to provide behavioral and mental health services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Park Place Recovery Center is structured to address individual client needs. During a typical 28-day stay, residents undergo social detox, are introduced to 12-step program concepts, and participate in group, individual, and family therapy sessions. Among the group sessions clients attend are ones focused on psychosocial education and recreation therapy, as well as local, community-based 12-step meetings.
Following completion of the residential program, clients are invited to participate in weekly aftercare sessions, which provide ongoing support and sober networking opportunities. Additionally, the facility will provide referrals for psychiatric services.
The LifeSkills, Park Place Recovery Center website references therapists, registered nurses, and behavioral health specialists on staff. Both individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date awarded five out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 20-bed detox and rehab center is located in a residential area of Bowling Green, surrounded by trees, private homes, and a baseball field. Women and men are housed separately, while treatment and some recreational and social activities are co-ed.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Three alumni had submitted reviews for Park Place Recovery Center to Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing. Two provided positive ratings of four out of five stars for most metrics measuring accommodations and treatment effectiveness. One emphasized the facility’s organization and cleanliness, citing “great programs to attend” and “A place that stuck to the rules.” They also noted the facility’s high cost. A second alum praised the staff, writing, “they taught me a lot about my disease I didn’t know about.” The third, more critical reviewer rated the same categories just one and two stars.
On Facebook, feedback for the facility was universally favorable. Three individuals submitted maximum five-star ratings. The feedback cited a particular therapist and the informative treatment as strengths, echoing positive Best-rehabs.com reviewers
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Both loved ones surveyed by Best-rehabs.com would recommend the program to others, one moderately and the other highly. Donna emphasized the short-term nature of the facility’s treatment in her review, indicating that her loved one needed more continuing care. She also reported not being active in the family therapy offered at Park Place.
A second reviewer surveyed by Best-rehabs.com provided more extensive feedback, praising the center’s family services, and rating most of 15 metrics measured five stars. This sibling of a former client indicating that several aspects of accommodations and therapy were strong, including meals, the facility’s cleanliness, admissions and discharge procedures, holistic treatment offerings, and the overall effectiveness of treatment. Faring just slightly less favorably were the availability of different counseling approaches to choose from and exercise and leisure activities.
WHAT STAFF SAY
Writing, “We help to make a person [as] comfortable as possible,” the one employee surveyed by Best-rehabs.com provided very positive feedback. R.S. highlighted the therapeutic value of Park Place treatment, also citing specific treatment modalities used, including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
Funding for many LifeSkills services comes from Kentucky’s mental health department and third-party grants. The LifeSkills website suggests that Medicaid and Medicare are accepted in certain cases, and CiteHealthis available for clients who qualify. All three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on the affordability or fairness of treatment costs responded positively, with three to five stars each.
According to an April 2017 Bowling Green Daily News story, a new Park Place Recovery Centerto be opened before the end of 2017. The Scottsville facility would provide support for pregnant women and mothers with infants, with a focus on opioid rehab. In the same month, the local ABC affiliate WBKO will shift its focus to men only.