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Outpatient Treatment Innovatively Offering a Network of Services

Flexibility and individualized care characterize the Adult Outpatient  program of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department. In fact, we call the program OPTIONS – Out Patient Treatment Innovatively Offering a Network of Services.

OPTIONS offers a highly structured, cost-effective alternative to inpatient treatment. It also helps transition inpatients who are ready to move into outpatient care or in an alternative mode of treatment to prevent hospitalization.

The Partial Hospitalization Program enables patients to participate in a structured treatment program during the days (Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.) then return home each evening.

The Intensive Outpatient Program gives patients the chance to participate in a structured treatment plan part-time while they transition back to home and work or other responsibilities. This program provides half-day treatment (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).

Both programs provide a full range of therapeutic services including case management, family meetings, group psychotherapy, occupational therapy, management of medications and symptoms and educational, interactive groups. Treatment is designed to help patients improve self-awareness, build healthy relationships and promote independence. The goal is to enable patients to regain an independent level of functioning as quickly as possible.

Specialized treatment within the two programs allow patients of different ages and skill levels to achieve specific goals and to work on personal issues such as aging, grief and loss, or substance abuse. Yet learning to interact within a community of people is an important part of the program that enables participants to successfully transition back to work, school and home life.

Care is collaborative. Our patients are members of the multidisciplinary team that assesses, plans treatment and sets goals.

We see every new patient for assessment within a 24-hour period, whether they are coming to us from the Emergency Department, another facility or elective basis.

Once adults successfully complete their plan of care, they are invited to join an Aftercare Group that is provided free of charge for a limited time. The group meets weekly to help members prevent relapse and to ease the way back into the home and community.

What Others Say about OPTIONS…

Patients, family members and health care professionals share a common reaction to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s OPTIONS program: overwhelming enthusiasm for the program’s flexibility and its practical alternatives for adult outpatient treatment.

“I was able to feel comfortable enough to honestly and openly discuss problems in my life and get the help I needed.”

“Thank you for teaching me how to get in touch with my feelings and deal with them instead of bottling them up.”

“Each staff member helped me feel very cared for and supported. Without their devotion, I would not have made it through this very challenging time in my life.”

“At last, I learned how to put balance back into my life.”

For more information, please call (630) 856-7717.

 

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