Inpatient Hospitalization for Adults
Our adult inpatient programs are designed to provide crisis stabilization and help patients and families develop healthy coping skills needed to navigate life challenges. Once they achieve stability, our goal is to equip adult patients and their families with effective coping skills and communication techniques. Upon completion of an inpatient stay, patients are encouraged to explore the benefits of completing the Highlands continuum which means transitioning to one of our outpatient programs. Through the discharge planning process from all levels of care, the treatment team helps patients find external care providers for continued recovery after discharge.
Both our Compass and Horizon units provide medication management, comprehensive therapy and discharge planning. Our team provides individualized treatment plans to help alleviate each patient’s symptoms of emotional crisis and enable them to regain control of their life.
As soon as a patient is admitted, we begin planning for a successful return to the community. This may include continuing care with a psychiatrist, therapist and community resources. Individuals age 65 and older may participate in programming if they can manage their activities of daily living, are medically stable and can benefit from our therapeutic services.
Adult patients admitted to our Compass Unit either experience acute difficulty with attention and low tolerance for cognitive processing or suffer hallucinations or delusions. Our interventions are intended reduce these symptoms and build basic self-care skills.
Adult patients admitted to our Horizon Unit experience a severe mood imbalance but are stable enough to focus, participate and process moderately complex program content. This unit employs insight, cognitive and skill-oriented therapeutic interventions.
Acute Stabilization Clinical Team
- Internal medicine physicians
- 24-hour psychiatric nurses
- Mental health specialists
- Case managers
- Social workers
- Experiential therapists