Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program

Inpatient Treatment For Adults With Eating Disorders

I came in a scared person, terrified, not knowing what to expect and you welcomed me with open arms.
Former Patient

The First Step to Recovery

Walden’s Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program provides adults with the most intensive level of care. The program is a structured, medically monitored, therapeutic program for females and males 18 years of age or older who require 24 hour medical management as they start their step-by-step journey toward recovery from an eating disorder. At this acute level of care, patients are slowly stabilized both medically and behaviorally. During this process, vital signs are monitored frequently and 24 hour nursing care is provided. Another key component of the program is providing education to the adult on eating disorders and proper nutrition with the aim of reducing anxiety, promoting coping skills, and restoring hope for recovery. Once the stabilization process is complete, plans are made to advance the patient to a less intense level of care.

Requirements:

  • Female and male, 18 years of age or older
  • Require 24 hour nursing care
  • Cannot be treated at a less intense setting

Goals:

  • Stabilize patient, both medically and behaviorally
  • Decrease use of eating disordered behaviors
  • Educate patients on eating disorders and proper nutrition with the aim of reducing anxiety, promoting coping skills, and restoring hope for recovery
  • Prepare adults for the next step in recovery

Treatment Includes:

  • Medical evaluation and management
  • 24 hour nursing care
  • Case management
  • Nutritional counseling and coaching
  • A highly structured daily schedule of groups and activities
  • Discharge planning

Treatment Team Includes:

  • Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurses
  • Dietitian
  • Social workers
  • Counselors

Groups Include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Nutrition
  • Addiction
  • Medication Education
  • Goal Setting
  • Mindfulness/Yoga
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Intention
  • Coping Skills
  • Recovery Skills

Program Hours:

24/7

Average Length of Stay:

7-14 days

Location:

9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-647-6700
Fax: 781-647-6752

Admissions Department:

Phone: 781-647-6727, Fax: 781-647-6752

Accredited by the Joint Commission                                                      Insurance Accepted