If you or someone you love is struggling with a severe mental health disorder, inpatient psychiatric treatment may be the best option. Inpatient psychiatric treatment is the most intensive level of treatment that serves as stabilization for individuals suffering from mental health and or co-occurring addictive disorders.
What Is Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment?
Inpatient psychiatric treatment is 24-hour care in a safe and secure facility, making it best for patients with mental health issues who require constant monitoring. Inpatient treatment protocols are highly structured and emphasize education.
When Is Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Needed?
Some of the symptoms that may require inpatient psychiatric treatment for stabilization are as follows:
- Depression and anxiety
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Psychotic disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Impulse Control Disorder
- Mood Disorder
- Aging/failing memory
- Anger management
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Change in eating/sleep patterns
- Change in transitions
- Mental health crisis with co-occurring detox needs
- Grief and loss
- Medication education
- Alcohol Abuse
- Substance Abuse
Disorders Commonly Treated
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Major Depression
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
- Panic attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
- Postpartum Depression
- Psychosis Schizoaffective Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Stress and Anxiety
- Stress Management
- Suicide and Suicidal Behavior
Inpatient Behavioral Health Treatment Services And Programing
Through evidence-based treatment modalities, patients learn new life skills and coping mechanisms that lead to new thinking patterns and healthier lifestyles. Our multidisciplinary team consists of:
- Board Certified Psychiatrists
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Therapists
- Social Workers
- Behavioral Health Technicians
Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment
Your loved one will be assessed by a psychiatrist that specializes in understanding the treatment needs of our senior population. Current emotional, functional, and medication needs will be evaluated and addressed during the inpatient stay.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Our team will work with you and your loved one to establish a plan of care that is both comprehensive and effective. We do this on a one-on-one basis, as well as in a treatment team setting. After our initial assessment, we will establish both short and long-term goals that support both the ongoing behavioral health needs and the individual patient and family preferences and goals.
24-Hr Nursing Care For Assessment Monitoring
Registered Nurses are available 24/7 to provide support, education, and structure to the unit population. They also monitor the medication and care and supervise treatment programming.
Medication Management & Education
Our medical staff includes both psychiatry and internal medicine physicians with geriatric specialty training. They work together to provide for the physical and behavioral needs of your loved one. After conducting a comprehensive assessment, the best medication to treat the presenting symptoms will be prescribed. Education and monitoring related to medications are provided by our physicians, on-site pharmacists, and RNs.
Assessments are conducted several times a day to ensure that symptoms and behaviors are managed with the most current information and stats. The individual and their families are educated on their symptoms and how to manage them as well.
Our team at each location provides three nutritious meals a day as well as 3 scheduled snacks. A registered dietitian will evaluate special dietary restrictions and needs to ensure ongoing nutritional support.
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Therapeutic Interventions That Promote Stress Reduction
Over 5 hours of therapeutic treatment and recreation therapy is scheduled daily. Our team focuses on increasing coping skills, reducing behaviors that limit socialization and exercise and recreation therapy to maintain the highest level of patient functioning.
Groups are conducted to increase physical endurance and maintain active involvement while in our hospital. Weather permitting, we utilize our handicap accessible outdoor courtyard for activities and exercise. Exercise is important for keeping the body and mind healthy.
Music, art therapy and other forms of expressive therapy are conducted on a biweekly basis. Expressive therapy helps to engage your loved ones in memories and feelings that support their journey to recovery.
We value and encourage feedback and participation from families, and other supportive individuals, to maintain social connections and supports
Our care coordinators work with family preferences and referring facilities to ensure a comprehensive and supportive discharge plan. Planning takes into consideration patient and family preferences as well as the treatment needs of the individual. For more information, ask to speak to one of our care coordinators.
How Long Is The Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment?
The duration of your stay is determined by your assessment. Depending on your doctor’s recommendation, your treatment could last a few days or several weeks.
What Can I Bring With Me?
Patients should feel comfortable during treatment and there are certain items that are suggested. We suggest bringing:
- Patient’s health insurance and prescription card and all information pertaining
- Current medications including OTC meds and inhalers. If possible, these will be sent home after verification.
- Five sets of comfortable clothing including underwear and socks, several pairs of pajamas or nightwear, a sweater or jacket and one pair of comfortable slip-on shoes (no strings or shoe laces).
- Washers and dryers are available on the unit for washing clothes. No clothing should have strings or ties including shoes.
- Toiletries such as hair products (comb, brush), oral care (toothbrush, toothpaste alcohol-free mouthwash, denture cup and denture cleaner), eye care (contact lenses, cleaning solution, case, eyeglasses), non-aerosol deodorant, soap, lotions.
- Patients may bring electric razors and cosmetics. However, they will be stay in the personal belongings locker and permitted to be used during assigned times and under supervision
Items That Are Not Permitted In Treatment
Upon admission, we ask that our patients surrender or not bring:
- Devices such as computers, iPad’s, Kindle’s, iPod’s or anything that can access the internet
- Radios, TV’s, CD or tape players, hand-held video games or recording devices
- Patients are permitted to travel with their cell phones, but they will be required to be checked at the nurses station during the stay.
- Items containing alcohol or illicit drugs
- Picture frames (pictures are permitted)
- Clothing items displaying logos of drugs or alcohol or images conveying drugs or alcohol
- Food and drink items
- Tobacco products
- Aerosol sprays, flammable liquids, lighters or matches
- Pornographic materials
- Rope, string or yarn
- Spiral or wire-bound notebooks
- Nail polish, files or nail polish remover
Find Help Through Our Inpatient Treatment Program
NewVista Healthcare offers a robust inpatient treatment program to help you or your loved one on the path to recovery. You are never alone in this journey, we are here every step of the way.