Frequently Asked Questions About Our Therapy Programs

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Therapy Programs

What happens after I submit my forms?

  • Documents will be reviewed by The Stable Grounds.
  • The Stable Grounds will contact you regarding your request.

What type of people are the “right fit” for a program at The Stable Grounds?

The type of person who will benefit from our program is willing to:

  • Work collaboratively in a team
  • Engage in working relationships based on mutual trust and respect
  • Work through challenges and obstacles in a positive and holistic manner
  • Improve problem-solving skills
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve communication skills

What are the mandatory requirements of acceptance at The Stable Grounds?

  • Our guests must be or have been a First Responder / Veteran / Military / Nurse / Correctional Officer / Probation Officer. (Link List)
  • Our guests must be drug and substance-free before entering the program.
  • Not at risk for self-harm or harming others

I have prescribed medications that I currently take – what is the process for guests taking medications while in treatment?

  • Prescribed medications will be made available and managed by our mental health professionals or program coordinator when required.

Are cell phones, laptops, computers, iPods, and other electronic devices permitted on-site?

  • Items that are able to connect to Wi-Fi or internet are not permitted.
  • Cell phones are not permitted and will be stored safely in the office
  • iPods are allowed for music only

I have little or no experience around horses. Will this hinder my experience?

  • No experience with horses is required.

Can I bring my pet with me?

  • Certified service dogs are permitted only

Can my friends or family visit me while I am a guest at The Stable Grounds?

  • Yes, Saturdays are a day for family visits from 11 AM-4 PM. Times will be prearranged in your schedule.

COVID-19 Update | March 30, 2020

The health and safety of our guests, staff and partners is of utmost priority here at The Stable Grounds Inc. (TSG) We are taking additional precautions by paying special attention to cleanliness and hygiene in our facility. Below are additional actions that we are taking at this time, all of which commence today March 30, 2020:

  1. Family members and friends will not be able to attend the weekend programs at TSG until further notice. Guest will be able to connect with family and friends via video conferencing or the telephone between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
  2. Guests and family members will not be invited into TSG residence to assist in the drop off or pick of their loved one. TSG staff will happily assist with luggage from your car to TSG residence.
  3. Please stay in your car when dropping off or picking up your loved one.
  4. If you have any questions about the steps being taken at TSG, please contact us at (905)717-5921.

What does a typical day look like at The Stable Grounds?

  • A typical day involves a variety of scheduled activities such as: various counseling sessions, yoga, meal preparation, journal writing, mindfulness, and more. Elected activities include seasonal activities, brushing horses, hikes, and movie nights. Saturdays are a day for family visits from 11 AM-4 PM, which includes sessions with our on-site therapist/counselor, delivering the Family Program. Sunday is a day of rest, light programming and excursions if you so desire: golf, driving range, beach activities, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, etc.

What are my responsibilities while staying at The Stable Grounds?

  • Guests will be encouraged daily to participate in meal preparation on a rotating schedule, maintain a clean bedroom and excellent hygiene. Rotating housekeeping duties will be assigned, which allows all guests to participate in the functioning of the residence. Guests are required to participate in all scheduled programs.

What is your confidentiality policy?

  • Your privacy is our utmost priority. Our staff and guests are required to sign a confidentiality agreement, along with adhering to the Privacy Act.

Are the accommodations shared?

  • Each guest has their own private bedroom. Washrooms are shared by all guests.

Under what circumstances would a person be asked to leave the program before they have completed it?

  • Guests will be required to leave if any of our Code of Conduct Rules are not followed (guests are required to sign this contract before beginning the program).

What is the smoking/vaping policy?

  • All buildings are a smoke /vape free zone. However, we do have a designated smoke/vape area for our guests to use if they wish.

Application Process

Before you complete any forms, You must be employed, retired or former (in good standing) First Responder / Emergency Response worker.

Please follow these instructions in the order they are listed:

1. Pre-Admission Form
2. Consent to use Electronic Communication Form
3. We will contact you by phone to review your Pre-Admission Form
4. Medical Information Form - Have your Physician, Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner complete this form.

After receiving and reviewing forms, one of our clinic staff will contact you by phone to review the details and have an informal discussion

To determine coverage:
Please consult with your insurance company directly

 For private payment option please contact office@thestablegrounds.com