Crestwood Behavioral Health - Modesto

leadership team

Lauri Blaufus

Debbie Carpenter
Director of Nursing

Leslie Darouze
Program Director


1400 Celeste Drive
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 526-8050

career center

To learn about job opportunities with Crestwood Manor, Modesto, visit the Career Center.



Crestwood Manor, Modesto is a skilled nursing facility dedicated to wellness and recovery. The facility offers specialized programs addressing Dementia/Alzheimer’s care, dual diagnosis, vocational rehabilitation, behavioral modification and spirituality. In addition, consumers participate in the Healing Harvest Project, an innovative effort to reinforce and develop coping methods and independent living skills.

The facility strives to create a home-like environment for residents. We have a variety of pets that live in our facility, including cats, dogs and birds, and plant life is abundant throughout. This environment, called "Eden Alternative," enhances the facility's atmosphere with different forms of life and energy.

From a program perspective, residents participate in a point scheme that offers appropriate structure, support and guidance, depending on each resident’s treatment needs. Residents participate in a range of regularly scheduled groups, classes and activities which help residents move closer to returning to their communities. They also embark on group outings with Crestwood Manor staff. As Crestwood Manor residents progress through their treatment, they gain points, increasing their privileges and moving closer to recovery with each step.  


Crestwood Manor

Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) / Special Treatment Programs (STPs) provide behavioral intervention to consumers with mental disorders in secure residential settings. Services include behavior modification, skilled nursing, prevocational and life skills training, recreation and rehabilitation.  Learn more.

special feature

Crestwood Manor supports the recovery of residents whose diagnosis includes chemical dependency. There are two drug and alcohol counselors on staff leading 12-step recovery groups. Residents attend in-house A.A. and N.A. meetings with their sponsors, many of whom stay connected after returning to the community.