Inpatient treatment takes place in the Acute Care Unit (ACU), the Patricia Regnemer Main House building and The Lodge. Patients are assigned according to diagnosis and the type of inpatient treatment that is best suited to assisting in their recovery. The average length of stay varies by diagnosis. For detoxification it can be 5 to 7 days. For psychiatric treatment 9 to 12 days.
In this safe, supportive environment, patients are able to explore:
- Problem solving
- Relapse prevention
- Managing emotions
- Coping ahead
- Health and medication education
- Communication skills
- Stress management
All inpatient units are locked for your safety and no personal computers or cellphones are permitted. You will have daily meetings with your psychiatrist and your social worker. Visits from family members twelve years of age and older are permitted during scheduled visiting hours.
Your day will be structured around a 14-hour schedule, which includes:
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Group therapy, including psychoeducational and skills groups
- Medication education
- Twelve-Step work, when appropriate
- Family program
- Recreational activities
- Nutritional consultation, when clinically indicated
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The critical period of stabilizing a patient’s condition is the most intensive treatment experience he or she will undergo. This time can be particularly stressful for the patient’s family members as they try to understand the illness and its impact on everyone in the family.
At Silver Hill, we believe family support is important from the moment the patient is admitted for inpatient treatment, and we encourage family members to meet with the patient’s social worker, psychiatrist or other members of the treatment team.
We also offer programs designed to educate family members about the patient’s illness and to improve family communication and functioning. Weekly Family Forums address coping strategies specific to the patient’s condition. Patients are encouraged to join Family Forums with family members over 13 years of age.
The Forums meet:
Acute Care Unit
Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Main House and Lodge Adult Unit
Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am
Weekly Al-Anon meetings are also available on campus. The patient’s clinician will provide program details and times.
Inpatient treatment takes place in the Acute Care Unit (ACU), the Patricia Regnemer Main House building and The Lodge.
New Canaan is located in Southern New England and weather conditions change seasonally and sometimes during the day. We recommend that you bring one week’s worth of clothing, in one small suitcase and that you be prepared to “layer”.
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Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.