Admissions Criteria

The primary criteria we consider when admitting an applicant is their ability to benefit from the treatment methods we offer. In addition, we require the resident to be both medically and psychiatrically stable.

Also, it’s important to note that each resident must admit themselves voluntarily, and that we do not participate in Medicare or state funded Medicaid programs.  Pasadena Villa is a private ‘fee for service’ program.

If you’re loved one meets the following admissions criteria, please call us so that we can discuss which type of treatment might be best for them.

Admission Criteria:

  • Diagnosed as having a mental illness
  • Age 18 or older
  • Ambulatory or capable of self-transfer
  • Able to participate in treatment programming and services
  • Free of major medical conditions requiring ongoing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week nursing services
  • Self-administers medication with staff supervision
  • Maintains personal hygiene and grooming with staff supervision
  • Initiates and participates in social interaction with staff supervision
  • Performs assigned household chores with staff supervision; and Is capable of self-preservation.

Persons participating at Pasadena Villa but will be living off-site must meet additional criteria:

  • Performs household chores and activities
  • Manages income
  • Utilizes recreational and social resources
  • Procures food and other items necessary to maintain a household
  • Prepares meals either individually or cooperatively, and utilizes community transportation systems

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • Major medical condition requiring ongoing 24 hours per day, 7 days per week nursing services.
  • Imminent, un-stabilized or persistent behaviors posing danger to self or others (suicidal, aggressive or self-injurious) requiring 24-hour supervision in a locked acute setting.
  • Any persons with significant communication barriers, such as inability to adequately communicate verbally, or severe visual or auditory deficits that prevents self-preservation in an emergency situation.
  • Chronic inappropriate behavior which disrupts, or could potentially disrupt, the facility’s activities or is harmful to self or others.
  • Any prior diagnosis, determination or legal charges categorizing the person as a sexual perpetrator or sexual predator.
  • Any person with recent or current arson or fire setting behavior.