What you should expect – Adolescent Care
The Wendy Paine O’Brien Treatment Center provides inpatient services for adolescents ages 13 through 17.
During the admission process, patients and an adult family member will complete registration paperwork. Patients will then have a brief physical assessment before nursing staff orient the patient to the unit and the program. All patients and parents are asked to read and sign a commitment to follow the patient and parent handbooks during admission. The handbook will help familiarize you with the unit routine and serve as a reference during your stay.
The inpatient program provides a structured living environment, support and continual supervision by trained staff. The patient’s physician will direct care and provide any prescribed medications. A multi-disciplinary treatment team approach is used to provide a variety of services and learning experiences for adolescents and their families. These may include some or all of the following:
- Family services
- Group therapy
- Skill building groups
- Adjunctive therapy services
All patients on the unit are expected to maintain proper hygiene, complete all assigned responsibilities including task work, assigned chores and taking medications. Time will be provided outside of group times for academic work to be completed.
The Adolescent Unit welcomes visitors (age 18 and older) from 5:15-6:15 p.m. daily. Patients are allowed two visitors per day. A phone call, up to 10 minutes in length, can be made or received daily between 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. and again from 8:15 until 8:45 p.m. Each day ends with lights-out
at 9:30 p.m.