While many people Fraser serves have chronic, lifelong conditions, most do not require continuous treatment. As a healthcare provider, Fraser is here to serve your needs, as these change, over your lifetime.
How long do services last?
Fraser’s care is episodic, which means we provide care when you need it, just like your family doctor. You might go to the doctor for an infection and receive treatment — maybe even have a follow-up appointment. But then you don’t see your doctor until you feel sick again.
Fraser’s services also have clear beginnings and ends, though some therapies last many months. Treatment has specific goals and detailed objectives. The intensity of treatment may vary. Families are consulted at the start of a treatment plan, so they know how long their care may last. When people complete treatment, they may take a break from services until a new need arises.
How does that look?
Let’s take an example of a 3-year-old who comes to Fraser for an autism evaluation. That child may have intensive therapy until they enter kindergarten. At age 8, the child may be getting bullied at school. That could prompt a plan of individual and family therapy. By 13, the child may be exhibiting signs of social anxiety and attention deficits. They might benefit from group skills work and mental health care. As a teen, the child may prepare for a successful college experience by accessing Fraser Career Planning and Employment services. When they become an adult or caregiver, they may need housing options or help raising a child of their own.
Our lifelong services help each client and family find the right services and support at every stage of life.