Adult Residential Eating Disorder Program

Residential Care For Adults With Eating Disorders

At Walden, I learned new coping skills to incorporate into my daily life and how to deal with feelings that came up during mealtimes.
Former Patient

Care In A Home-Like Environment

The Adult Residential Program is a structured, medically monitored, therapeutic residential program for adults requiring 24 hour care as they recover from an eating disorder. The focus of treatment is to gradually transfer the responsibility of recovery to the individuals themselves as they directly experience and relearn healthy attitudes and behaviors with food.

Requirements:

  • Female and male, 18 years of age or older
  • Require 24 hour care, but not at a hospital level of care
  • Cannot be successfully treated in a less intense setting
  • Ready to practice cooking, meal planning and other tasks leading to greater independence

Goals:

  • Develop healthy eating patterns
  • Gain skills to self-manage existing medical and psychiatric conditions
  • Improve ability to tolerate stressful situations and regulate mood
  • Develop a reliable network of support including:
    • Friends and family
    • Professional resources – medical, nutritional, behavioral

Treatment includes:

  • Onsite physician and nursing care
  • Nutrition management and counseling
  • Individual, group, family and couples therapy
  • Case management
  • Coordination of care with an outpatient team
  • Discharge planning

Treatment Team Includes:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Social workers
  • Mental health counselors

Groups Include:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Self-esteem
  • Nutrition Education
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Body Image
  • Relapse Prevention

Program Hours:

24/7

Average Length of Stay:

14 days

Location:

Walden Behavioral Care
60 Hope Avenue Apt. #121
Waltham, MA 02453

Admissions Department:

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

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