Treatment on the Thought Disorders Unit
When your loved one is staying on our inpatient unit, they will receive a wide variety of treatment aimed at helping them get through their current crisis and return to their home environment or a less-intensive level of care. On average, individuals stay with us for seven to ten days; some individuals do not need as much time to stabilize, and others need more time.
Types of Treatment
We utilize various treatment modalities in our extensive, highly-regimented programming. During their stay, individuals can expect to receive:
- Daily medication management and meetings with a healthcare professional
- Occupational therapy
- Daily therapeutic and educational groups
- Family therapy
- Illness education
In addition to daily therapeutic programming, we provide all meals and snacks; if your loved one has any dietary restrictions, we will do our best to accommodate them.
Your Treatment Team Liaison
The social worker is your primary point of contact on the unit; they serve as the liaison between you and your loved one’s treatment team. In their role, they:
- Educate family members about voluntary versus involuntary patient stays
- Teach family members about the hearing and medication panel process for individuals who are on the unit involuntarily
- Provide psychoeducation about the individual’s diagnosis to family members, helping them learn how they can best support their loved one
- Teach family members about community resources and entitlements that may be available to them
- Educate family members about outpatient and mobile crisis options
If you have any questions about your loved one while they are staying on our unit, or want to learn more about outpatient treatment options available upon discharge, please contact their assigned social worker.