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Blogs June 29, 2022

Do Your Patients Need a Support Network After Discharge?


It is important to stay in touch with patients after treatment to keep the line of communication open when they are struggling. Sometimes, people are tempted to relapse due to life changes or easy access to substances. This is why having a network of support is vital to recovery. When people in recovery can reach out to someone and talk about temptations, it can help them decide not to give in to the temptation to relapse. 

When life gets difficult, individual therapy is a positive outlet. Additionally, having a connection with someone else who is going through the same thing or has experienced similar situations in the past helps individuals cope with their current trauma. Our alumni app allow those that have completed rehabilitation to stay in contact and continue to help one another. 

Purpose of the Alumni App

Some patients may speculate that the CaredFor app is to track the progress of the individuals who have completed treatment. However, this integration connects with your alumni, helping your facility build an intimate social network to support individuals as they continue their recovery journey.

It is crucial for those who graduated from treatment to continue the path the treatment plan has set them on. Once the individual has left treatment, it is their responsibility to remain clean and sober. The alumni app allows them to build a network of like-minded individuals. They can connect with people they met in treatment, or they can connect with others who have gone through the same treatment in the past. 

When your facility offers this app, it will become your own application, not based on others’ ideas of platforms. It is like a social media app where people view one another posts. Your graduated individuals are joining a community that you have helped recover and rebuild their lives. Your content may be to educate them on how to manage triggers, keep in touch with peers, and talk to others who are struggling. You are there to help them, and the app is a great tool to stay connected. 

Patient Improvements

The patients will feel cared for when they join a community that stays in touch with one another. Your patients may also strive to improve their lives because they can interact with the staff that has positively impacted them. 

Social media is a platform where people can connect with one another, even at different stages of life. Since you may be sharing resources beyond treatment, they will have access to continued services they did not know existed. You are their support beyond treatment, so they may not feel like another number. They may feel secure in their relationship with you, in themselves, and in the world around them. 

Your facility improves your patients’ quality of life. You have taught them to cope with their addiction, how to remain clean and sober, and how to build relationships. Through this, they may have restored relationships with family, re-established connections with friends, and maintained a job. All of these things help their self-esteem, which keeps them on the road to bettering their lives. They will feel like their recovery has led to significant accomplishments and make them want to continue to build the life they have always wanted, or recover the life they temporarily lost. 

How It Works

When your patients complete treatment, they can be sent the app immediately. You can customize your system to send them the notification the same day they graduate from your facility. This way, they can sign up and connect with those that will help them succeed. They do not need to come to you for the link; instead, it will be sent to them via their portal. This way, they do not need to wait to build their network. They can start communicating on the same day. 

Staying Connected

Here are Lightning Step Technologies, we understand the importance of staying connected with others who have been through similar situations. Some of our team are in recovery, and they know what it means to be triggered and need that extra support to stay on track. 

We want people to succeed and want our software to connect people. When you use our All-In-One system, you will find multiple ways to help your patients. Our easy-to-use software offers many avenues for your patients to explore while in treatment and beyond. This way, you spend less time with data by using our CRM (Customer Relation Management), EMR (Electronic Medical Records), and RCM (Revenue Cycle Management), and your patients can get the support they need in and after treatment. Our software was designed by experts and those in recovery, so we understand the need for effortless data entry and support for your patients. 

Lightning Step Technologies wants your facility and your patients to prosper. When you use our All-In-One solution, you gain a relationship with us while also utilizing the software to help you save time, energy, and money. You do not need to worry if your patients are staying connected with your facility or one another; they can view their progress through the app you provide after treatment is completed. Watch your patients thrive in your treatment facility and in life in recovery. Switch to a system that allows you to have the freedom to connect with your patients while they are in treatment for a more significant impact outside treatment. We know you are passionate about patient care, and that’s why we created this system to work for you. To learn more about our All-In-One system, schedule a demo today.



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