Melrose Center: Residential treatment

 
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For those in need of more structured, intensive care, our St. Louis Park facility offers two treatment options that provide 24-hour care and additional medical monitoring.

Intensive residential stabilization

This comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment program provides medical stabilization in a supportive, nurturing environment designed to ease the transition to residential or outpatient care.

Program:

  • Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; length of stay is based on medical need
  • Daily group programming determined by individual needs; may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, health education, therapy and nutrition
  • Trained staff (registered dietitians) support patients at meals and snacks
  • Individual psychotherapy twice a week
  • Family therapy for adolescents, if recommended by the team
  • Daily medical visits with a medical doctor
  • Twenty-four hour nursing care
  • Visits with a psychiatrist each week, as needed. One-on-one nutrition counseling and education, as needed; may include family meals, and trying and preparing different foods

Program goals:

  • Help patients heal and learn to deal with everyday situations
  • Restore weight, stop symptoms and learn to understand and manage emotions

Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.

Residential treatment

This comprehensive, longer term eating disorders treatment program offers patients the opportunity to gain tools and skills that will sustain recovery. There are many opportunities for experiential learning and practice within the support and structure of the live-in program.

Program:

  • Patients are in the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week – length of time is dependent on treatment needs
  • Eight hours of group programming each day, may include psychotherapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, education, nutrition, exercise and music therapy
  • Trained staff (registered dietitians) support patients at meals and snacks
  • Individual psychotherapy sessions each week as needed
  • Visits with a medical doctor each week
  • Twenty-four hour nursing care
  • Psychiatry visits each week
  • Individual nutrition counseling and education each week

Program goals:

  • Help patients heal and monitor the effectiveness of new behavior strategies
  • Plan ongoing treatment and recovery goals

Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.