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  Regular-Health & Human Services   # 42.       
Adult & Aging  
Meeting Date: 12/07/2021  
Brief Title:    Pine Tree Gardens Update
From: Karen Larsen, Director, Health & Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Ian Evans, Branch Director, Health & Human Services Agency, x8297

Subject
Receive presentation regarding progress of Pine Tree Gardens, North Valley Behavioral Health contract for operations at Pine Tree Gardens, and ongoing Board and Care work conducted by the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency. (No general fund impact) (Larsen/Evans)
Recommended Action
Receive presentation regarding progress of Pine Tree Gardens, North Valley Behavioral Health contract for operations at Pine Tree Gardens, and ongoing Board and Care work conducted by the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
On January 26, 2021 the Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and North Valley Behavioral Health (NVBH). The agreement specifies that NVBH will provide the 24/7 operation of both Pine Tree Gardens homes, including the following daily activities: 24/7 staffing, food preparation, medication administration and support of residents’ activities of daily living. Further, NVBH as housing operator, will be responsible for ensuring both houses are appropriately stocked with food, activity supplies, housekeeping and office supplies, and hygiene supplies. 

These services aim to restore, maintain, or improve the personal independence and functioning of residents consistent with requirements for learning and development. Services are patterned upon evidence-based or best practice-based models of treatment incorporating principles of “recovery” from symptoms of mental illness and are provided in a less restrictive environment, allowing consumers to receive appropriate level of services.
 
This agreement was entered into after months of collaboration between the County, the Save Pine Tree Gardens Ad Hoc Committee, Yolo County Housing/New Hope, and North Valley Behavioral Health. At the time the Board of Supervisors approved the agreement they requested that all parties continue working together to determine ongoing needs of both houses and that HHHSA return to the Board with an update on staffing, capital improvements, and outcome measures. 

This collaboration to maintain and improve both Pine Tree Gardens properties began in earnest after Yolo County conducted a Board and Care study in 2019 as part of the 2017-2020 MHSA Innovation Plan. At the time of the study, Board and Care homes throughout California were closing, many were concerned about the financial stability of Pine Tree Gardens, and there have historically been a number of Yolo County clients residing in Board and Care facilities outside of Yolo due to the lack of available beds within Yolo County. Two of the main recommendations from this Board and Care Study were to support existing Board and Care home operations, which has been accomplished through the Pine Tree Gardens work to date and upcoming, and to capture data about the need for additional Board and Care beds to allow Yolo County residents needing this level of care to receive it within Yolo County, which is being accomplished through ongoing efforts of HHSA staff and CARE Consulting.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Save Pine Tree Gardens Board Ad Hoc Committee
North Valley Behavioral Health
Yolo County Housing Authority/New Hope
Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency

Fiscal Impact
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   0
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   0
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   0
On-going commitment (annual cost):    $   0
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$0
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
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Attachments
Att. A. Presentation

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Form Started By: Greg Imura Started On: 10/04/2021 02:55 PM
Final Approval Date: 12/02/2021

    

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