New Vitae Wellness and Recovery embraces people for who they are and helping to create pathways for successful behavior change and a better way to live.
Offering clients a fresh start New Vitae Wellness and Recovery lives its mission to serve the most vulnerable members of the community by providing ways to navigate a frightening world through behavioral change.
Founder Anne Mills chose the name which means “new life” in Greek during the early 1990s when New Vitae began offering partial hospitalization services.
An innovative menu of care and treatment options helps patients because it’s flexible and engages them in their own care. These factors are hallmarks of New Vitae’s treatment plans, according to Judith O. Yanacek, New Vitae president and CEO.
“We look for a holistic approach and we see people do really well. It is rewarding to see people get well and to become who they can be,” Yanacek said.
From yoga and mindfulness training to Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatments, behavior and psychological/and medicine based treatment plans, staff approach patient care as a partnership, often a game changer for those struggling to put their lives back together.
Mike suffered with stubborn depression, anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and had cycled through three doctors and endured five years of failed treatments including electroconvulsive therapy – typically a last resort- without any improvement in day to day living.
Then Mike found New Vitae.
“Through my support group I heard about Brainsway Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Through treatment and the caring support of my wife and staff at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, I got my life back. Now I can do the things I like to do, including travel," Mike said.
Michelle credits her care team with helping her learn how to manage her life and become successful. The former resident said “the staff treats me with respect, and they are caring and compassionate. I've grown emotionally, and (I) am more mature,” Michelle said.
Ready and able Michelle is looking for her own apartment, moving, and taking on the next milestone in her life many young adults take for granted: independent living.
Yanacek said her team “helps people to gain safety,” an essential element in recovering from a mental or emotional crisis, abuse, drug addiction or for those with intellectual challenges or who struggle with traumatic brain injuries.
Based in Limeport, Lehigh County, New Vitae operates an office and treatment facility at 16 S. Main Street, and a residential program at Quakertown House located at 219 E. Broad Street.
The 16 S. Main Street location offers clinical support for groups and individuals, nutritional advising services, nursing and partial hospitalization day programs.
Quakertown House is a residential program offering supervised, semi-independent living arrangements and care.
A licensed personal care facility for up to 65 residents, it was renamed about two years ago, Quakertown House provides medication administration, meals, appointment transportation and daily living structure along with opportunities for residents to make friends and build healthy relationships.
“Knowing many of the staff members through our frequent visits, we can be sure that our daughter has well planned activities in the house daily and visits to locations elsewhere – the big event of the year being the week at Cape May, New Jersey,” said Peter, a parent of a residential care program.
Peter also values the facility’s in-town location, where his daughter can walk to stores, restaurants or for relaxation or exercise.
Slated to open this summer, a supervised 24/7 site for those who suffer from brain injury is planned in Limeport. In Emmaus services are offered for those suffering from opioid addiction, including medication assistant treatment plans.
Behavioral health has “been my life career. I’ve worked with people with disabilities. We’ve been told something magical happens, and when (patients receive) chances, a chance at life that they haven’t had before, it’s very rewarding,” Yanacek said.
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