Treatment on the Young Adult Unit
When your loved one is staying on the Young Adult Unit, they will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic programming. Through our breadth of offerings, we work to help individuals get through their current crisis and return to a less-intensive level of care.
The average length of stay varies, and is assessed on a day-to-day basis; some individuals need less time to stabilize and return home, and some may need more time. Each course of treatment is highly individualized to the patient so we can ensure they are receiving exactly the kind of care that they need to begin healing, while simultaneously staying as safe as possible. Each patient will receive an overarching treatment plan within five days of admission.
We utilize a recreational and leisure therapy approach for our group programming on the Young Adult Unit. Programming is led by a licensed recreational therapist. We focus on expressive arts in our programming because it fosters human growth, development, and healing. Our goal is for patients to actively participate in their own recovery process.
During their stay, individuals can expect to receive:
- Daily medication management and meetings with a healthcare professional
- Intensive, daily therapeutic programming
- Psychoeducational groups on a variety of topics such as:
- Anger management
- Smoking cessation
- Coping skills and strategies
- Healthy lifestyles
- Therapeutic exercise
- Stress management
- Medication education
- Recreational and leisure education
- Expressive art through music and movement
Beyond caring for mental and physical health, we ensure that any religious needs an individual has are met; we find that many people in our care crave a spiritual connection. We have a dedicated spiritual services coordinator at our hospital, and visits can be arranged from spiritual and religious leaders upon request.
Treatment on the Young Adult Unit can be fun, too. Every Friday, we offer Karaoke Group – each patient has the opportunity to select a song and perform in front of the group. Karaoke Group fosters creativity and courage, and is a wonderful outlet for expressing emotions. We also have a safely-enclosed terrace on the unit, providing opportunities for getting fresh air and connecting with the environment. Finally, we have a specially-designed sensory room on the unit, complete with LED lights, comfortable chairs, and an electric piano, which is open to patients to use at their leisure (based upon staff discretion and the patient’s observation level).