Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Chicago, Illinois, provides high-quality and age-appropriate treatment for older adults who are struggling with a range of behavioral health concerns. We help seniors who are experiencing crisis situations achieve emotional stability and learn the necessary skills for long-term well-being.
Our Older Adult Inpatient Program in Chicago, Illinois
Our older adult inpatient program offers acute treatment for individuals age 55 and older. We provide 24/7 support and supervision for older adults who have a primary diagnosis of one of the following mental health concerns:
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal ideation
We also provide treatment for the following co-occurring concerns:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Panic disorder
Our older adult inpatient program is a short-term option that can prepare someone for long-term stability and healing. Older adults typically spend between five and seven days at our inpatient hospital, but each patient’s length of stay depends on their progress and needs. Staff members work closely with patients and their families to determine the most appropriate program length.
At our inpatient hospital, we provide personalized care and therapies that are the most beneficial for each patient. The ultimate goal with our inpatient treatment is to guide older adults toward a safe return home or help them transition to a less restrictive level of care.
Who Can Participate in Our Older Adult Inpatient Program?
It can be challenging to live with a behavioral health disorder. If a behavioral health disorder is left untreated, it can significantly impact an older adult’s well-being and overall happiness. However, through our programming, individuals who are suffering from mental health concerns can receive the necessary support to enhance their quality of life. At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we take the time to learn about each patient’s circumstances so that we can help them heal and stabilize.
Our older adult inpatient program is best suited for individuals who need crisis intervention, personalized care, continuous supervision, social support, and a secure environment. We also provide support for older adults who are struggling with dual diagnosis concerns. Many people who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of coping. Our older adult inpatient treatment program is designed to address the needs of these patients who have co-occurring substance use disorders.
For further information on the benefits of inpatient care, we encourage you to contact our knowledgeable team. We are here to help you determine whether our older adult inpatient program is the right fit for you or your loved one.
Why Choose Inpatient Treatment?
At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we strive to provide a positive treatment experience for every individual we serve. Older adults who take part in our programming can benefit from a warm and inviting therapeutic environment where they can focus on healing without the distractions of day-to-day life. Patients can also benefit from the following:
- Comprehensive evaluations: Each patient undergoes a thorough assessment that can help us better understand their needs, health history, preferences, and treatment goals. This information guides us in customizing their care and selecting appropriate therapeutic interventions.
- Age-appropriate services: Our older adult inpatient program provides patients with specialized care that addresses age-related concerns, such as grief and loss.
- Structured support: Our dedicated staff provides 24/7 supervision and personalized attention for each patient to ensure their safety. Older adults follow a structured daily schedule that is designed to enhance their overall treatment experience.
- Evidence-based practices: Our team delivers transformative care through evidence-based therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy, which has proved effective in addressing behavioral health concerns.
- Supportive community: Older adults who take part in our inpatient program have the opportunity to form meaningful connections with their peers during daily group sessions. This can help them combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
By participating in our older adult inpatient treatment program at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, patients can begin making strides toward independence and lasting healing. Our programming is designed to help older adults develop tools to cope with emotional challenges in healthy, productive ways.
Features of Our Older Adult Inpatient Program
Patients who take part in our older adult inpatient treatment program are provided with individualized treatment plans. Depending on each patient’s unique needs, their care plan may include the following elements:
- Detox: If an older adult has a co-occurring substance use disorder, they might begin their healing journey by taking part in detoxification. During detox, older adults receive focused care from a team of medical experts who monitor their safety and comfort as they eliminate substances from their bodies. Patients can engage in regular therapeutic programming while detoxing. Detox typically lasts five to seven days, but each patient’s length of detox depends on their individual response. Upon completion of detox, older adults can transition to inpatient care for the remainder of their time with us.
- Basic medical care: Our team of doctors and nurses is equipped to provide basic medical care throughout a patient’s stay at our hospital. These medical services may include basic wound care and administrating nebulizer treatments.
- Medication management services: Patients in our older adult inpatient program can have regular consultations with our psychiatrists and receive medication management services from our nurses and pharmacists.
- Group therapy: In our older adult inpatient program, we offer twice-daily group therapy sessions led by social workers and licensed clinical counselors. Patients can participate in a variety of groups that cover topics such as coping skills, support systems, mindfulness, replacement behaviors, and relapse prevention strategies.
- Family therapy: Older adults and their loved ones have the option to engage in family therapy sessions as needed. These sessions, led by social workers and licensed therapists, can help family members gain insight into the mental health struggles their loved one has been experiencing.
- Individual therapy: Patients have the opportunity to take part in as-needed individual therapy sessions with a social worker or licensed therapist. In these one-on-one sessions, patients can address emotional concerns with a caring professional.
At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we are dedicated to providing older adults with age-appropriate treatment that supports their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. In our older adult inpatient program, we provide individualized care that is designed to meet each patient’s specific needs.
Therapies Used in Our Older Adult Inpatient Program
Patients in our older adult inpatient program have the opportunity to participate in group, family, and individual therapies. Older adults may engage in the following therapy methods during their time with us:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a therapy method that can help people identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Qualified professionals use DBT to guide patients in mindfulness practices and teach them emotion regulation skills.
- Motivational interviewing (MI): MI is a collaborative and patient-centered therapy method. Using motivational interviewing, therapists can help older adults determine motivations for changed behaviors and set goals for the future.
- 12-Step principles: Older adults who have co-occurring substance use concerns might take part in therapy sessions that implement principles of 12-Step programming. These principles can help individuals who struggle with addiction learn tools for maintaining recovery.
- Activity therapy: Patients may have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activity therapies, such as art, music, and recreation therapy.
Throughout their time with us, older adults work with a variety of professionals. The staff members they may interact with include:
- Clinical psychologists
- Medical doctors
- Registered nurses
- Licensed clinical social workers
- Licensed clinical professional counselors
- Mental health workers
- Dietitians and nutritionists
- Art, music, and recreation therapists
- Certified alcohol and drug counselors
All the services we offer in our older adult inpatient treatment program reflect our commitment to providing quality care, and we encourage each patient in our care to play an active role in their healing journey. Our diverse team delivers compassionate and empathetic care in a safe and welcoming environment.
At Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital, we recognize the importance of providing timely care. We offer a seamless admissions process so that older adults can receive the care they need as soon as possible. To get started, potential patients, loved ones, and referral sources can call our hospital or walk in anytime, 24/7. A caring member of our intake team evaluates each potential patient’s symptoms to determine if our facility is a suitable match for their needs.
To learn more about our Chicago, Illinois, facility and the services we offer, give us a call. We can help you or your loved one begin their healing journey today.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Montrose Behavioral Health Hospital.