In Wellstone Regional Hospital’s inpatient treatment, adults ages 18 and older are provided 24-hour nursing care in a secure setting with an intensive, highly structured treatment program for adults struggling with severe mental health situations. A psychiatrist leads the multidisciplinary treatment team to provide the most effective treatment for the patient. Together with the adult patient, the treatment team determines appropriate medications, treatment goals and discharge plans. Nurses, social workers, therapists, mental health technicians and activity therapists work with each adult providing education, individual and group counseling and family therapy (when appropriate) to achieve stabilization.
This is a very short-term treatment program designed to help the adult (and family) move through the crisis and develop a plan to follow afterward. Treatment is targeted toward understanding symptoms, developing coping skills, improving communication skills and internalizing information to help adults make healthier choices. The length of stay depends on each adult’s situation, ranging from a few days to a week.
Adults ages 18 and older are provided a day treatment program each weekday, that allows the adult to return home in the evenings and keep costs down. Much of the same program is followed throughout the day and works well as the adult transitions back home from the hospital stay.
Sometimes when traditional outpatient counseling is not effective, adults can benefit from partial hospitalization as an alternative to inpatient treatment. Day treatment can be helpful to prevent psychiatric hospitalization altogether.
Adults ages 18 and older participate in a three-hour group therapy experience up to five days per week. From 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., adults join in groups with other adults who are experiencing similar mental health issues to discuss with a therapist how to better cope. Adults gain valuable knowledge about the presenting problem, as well as a tremendous amount of support from both the therapist and peers. Adults learn improved ways to communicate, cope, make decisions and react to their environment. The IOP lasts between 10 and 20 sessions, and the schedule is agreed upon by the adult and the therapist.
As a supporter of the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention, Wellstone Hospital provides education and resources to the communities we serve. Watch our video below to learn more:
We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call for a free assessment at 812-284-8000. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.