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Inpatient Programs for Adults, Adolescents & Children

For information about inpatient programs, please choose from the options below.

Adult Inpatient Care

The adult inpatient Mental Health & Addiction Care Units at All Saints and St. Francis focus on the treatment of individuals undergoing a crisis state and those at risk of complications related to alcohol and drug abuse.

Our units are staffed by psychiatrists with a wide range of experience and expertise, including doctors specializing in geriatric and adult psychiatry and doctors certified in the treatment of addictions.

Our care teams work in collaboration with our psychiatrists and include specially trained nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatric care workers sensitive to the needs of our patients, and masters-prepared social workers trained in facilitating therapeutic group sessions. Their combined knowledge and experience enables delivery of the highest quality of care to our patients.

Individualized treatment plans include:

  • Maintaining and upholding personal safety 
  • Safe detoxification 
  • Medication stabilization 
  • Participation in our comprehensive therapy sessions 
  • Follow-up referrals to outpatient resources at discharge 
  • Creation of individualized recovery plan

Our Approach to Care

Our approach to acute symptom management care focuses on a collaboration between the patient and the care team through daily broad-based, recovery-focused programming. Each day patients are encouraged to participate in a range of programming that focuses on concerns related to hospitalization. The care team employs a variety of therapeutic approaches to best address the patient’s underlying symptoms.

Our program is built on the following foundations:

Goal Setting Each Day

During hospitalization, patients will participate in occupational clinics, group therapy, process group and daily reflections. Each day patients are prompted to identify key goals such as: 

  • Medication compliance 
  • Increasing self-esteem 
  • Focus on self-improvement 
  • Focus on sobriety 
  • Plans for discharge and aftercare appointments

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational therapy provides skilled treatment to help individuals develop, regain or maintain skills necessary to participate in all facets of their lives.

Group Therapy

Group therapy allows patients to give and receive immediate feedback about their concerns in a supportive, confidential environment. Patients are encouraged to identify and process feelings associated with negative life circumstances and through the help of counselors, explore issues in a social context that more accurately reflects real life.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Treatment

AODA treatment is offered to teach the skills and strategies needed to maintain a sober lifestyle and prevent relapse while interacting with the real world.

Discharge Planning

Coordinated by the social workers, discharge planning ensures that continuity of care is appropriately arranged for each patient. Discharge planning may include referrals for psychiatry, case management, AODA treatment, medical care, medication management, payee referrals, housing resources, individual and group therapy.

Visitor Expectations

We believe family and friends are an important part of the recovery process, and we encourage building and maintaining a solid support system. Visitors are welcome during visiting hours, which vary by location. Please call for specific times.

The number of visitors allowed at any one time may be limited to allow a meaningful visit.

Visits by children under the age of 16 are considered on an individual basis.

Phones and televisions are located in community areas; no private patient phones or telephones are available. You may call the patient dayroom phones. Times vary by location.

Each unit is locked and visitors are escorted in and out by staff.

Adolescent Inpatient Care

Our Adolescent Inpatient Unit, located at All Saints, is specifically for adolescents ages 12-17. The program uses a collaborative treatment approach focusing on developing coping skill to manage stressors outside of the hospital setting. The main emphasis of this program is to encourage the adolescent to become more responsible in his or her behaviors, relationships and symptom management. 

Program Length

How long each patient remains in the inpatient program is determined by the treatment team of a therapist, patient and other mental and medical health providers.

Discharge will involve an individualized follow-up treatment plan, including:

  • A schedule of any follow-up appointments 
  • Medication education, if necessary 
  • Family/caregiver education 
  • Community resource options, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, for ongoing care.

Admission

Admission to the inpatient program is usually done by referral from a mental health or medical professional. For more information, please call 262-687-2273.

Child Inpatient Care

Geared toward children ages 5-11 and located at All Saints, the inpatient program for children uses rewards and consequences to measure patient progress, reinforce appropriate behaviors and recognize interpersonal skills. Behavioral management techniques promote and reinforce positive behavior change.

Program Length

How long each patient remains in the inpatient program is determined by the treatment team of a therapist, patient and other mental and medical health providers.

Discharge will involve an individualized follow-up treatment plan, including:

  • A schedule of any follow-up appointments 
  • Medication education, if necessary 
  • Family/caregiver education 
  • Community resource options, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, for ongoing care.

Admission

Admission to the inpatient program is usually done by referral from a mental health or medical professional. For more information, please call 262-687-2273.

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