Lindner Center of HOPE To Offer Expanded Partial Hospitalization for Patients Struggling With Eating Disorders

Weight restoration, nutritional support, coping skills instruction and disease management assistance are features of this Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization Program for adults.

MASON – (Sept. 26, 2014) – Beginning Monday, September 29, Lindner Center of HOPE will offer an expanded partial hospitalization program for patients 18 and older struggling with eating disorders.

For those who suffer with eating disorders, food and mealtimes become a source of fear, panic, anxiety and pain. Managing this illness often requires an intermediate level of care between acute inpatient care and outpatient care; this level of care is available at Lindner Center of HOPE for adults age 18 and older.

The Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program at Lindner Center of HOPE (EDO PHP) is a treatment program designed to provide intensive treatment for eating disordered patients who do not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization but who are not stable enough to be treated in the traditional outpatient setting. The goal of EDO PHP is weight restoration, nutritional support and planning, instruction of cognitive coping skills, and to assist patients in the management of their disease and symptoms to the point that traditional outpatient services will be effective. EDO PHP is often used as step-down treatment from inpatient hospitalization with the intent of transitioning the patient back into their home environment and healthy routines. As such, EDO PHP is a cost effective option for patients who meet admission criteria for this program.

EDO PHP operates Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on the campus of the Lindner Center of HOPE at 4075 Old Western Row Road, Mason, 45040. Duration of the program is based on individual progress towards established goals; however the average length of stay for the EDO PHP is four to six weeks. The program features:

  • Attended and supported breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Monitored physical status, including weight and vital signs
  • Check-In and Check-Out with goal setting and debriefing of skills attempted
  • Group programs which are DBT-based and with a primary focus on skill development
  • Supportive individual therapy
  • Nutritional and meal planning support
  • Specialized EDO group therapy
  • Family support and education

The EDO PHP at Lindner Center of HOPE operates in conjunction with Lindner Center of HOPE’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, available for adults who are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues significant enough to affect daily functioning or quality of life. Patients may be suffering with diagnoses, including but not limited to: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adjustment disorders and thought disorders not requiring hospitalization.

For more information, individuals may call (513) 536-4673 to speak to an intake expert.

 

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

 

Contact:

Jennifer Pierson Lindner Center of HOPE (513) 536 -0316 jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

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