Eating disorder patients have a wide range of treatment needs that can’t be met by one single type of care. Each treatment level at Center for Change is designed to meet specific clinical needs, and we take seriously our role in determining the appropriate level of care for each individual’s unique situation. Professional assessments help us make the appropriate treatment recommendation. Programs vary in duration, based on each patient’s specific needs, and patients may transition between or “step down” from one level of care to another as treatment progresses. Our wide-ranging levels of care ensure that patients can transition safely and remain supported throughout the treatment process.
Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment
Acute Inpatient care services starts with an extensive evaluation and assessment of each patient’s strengths, struggles and needs in all major arenas of functioning: physical, medical, dietary, emotional, mental, social and spiritual. This level of care is for females ages 13 years through adulthood with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder and other significant co-existing mental/emotional illness. Those receiving care at this level are also moderate suicide risks with possible secondary and co-occurring drug or alcohol dependence and seriously compromised medical or mental conditions secondary to their eating disorders.
Inpatient Short-term Stabilization
Center for Change’s Stabilization program is designed for families who need inpatient rehabilitation services but may have limited financial resources and/or limited insurance benefit coverage. Patients who might benefit from this program include those who are actively engaged in treatment but who may be going through a particularly difficult time and require stabilization, patients who are in PHP or IOP and need some short-term stabilization, patients who need inpatient care services but whose insurance or personal financial resources will not allow longer term care and patients who would otherwise be treated for their eating disorder on a general psychiatric unit or hospital medical floor that does not provide the structure, behavioral intervention and specialization of an eating disorder program.
Residential treatment begins with an extensive evaluation and assessment. Treatment plans are then created in our residential treatment facility from that assessment, resulting in multidisciplinary approaches and treatments. These facilitate medical and psychological stabilization and provide specialized structure for managing eating disorder symptoms and patterns. This level of care is appropriate for females ages 13 through adulthood with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder and other significant co-existing mental and emotional illness. They are likely at moderate suicide risk with a secondary and co-occurring drug or alcohol dependence as well as a seriously compromised medical or mental condition secondary to their eating disorder.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Center for Change offers Partial Hospitalization treatment (PHP) at both our Orem and Salt Lake City (Cottonwood Heights) locations and focuses on actively treating eating disorders, preventing relapse, improving body image, setting goals, facing fears and accomplishing specific social, vocational and educational tasks. The program is designed for females ages 15 and up who require a need for support and supervision during meals and individual treatment for underlying issues that cause the eating disorder.
Independent Living Program
The Independent Living Program (ILP) at Center for Change is for adult women ages 18+ and offers the structure of participating in our Day Treatment (PHP) program while residing off site. Our independent living facility offers real world experiences and provides a low-cost housing option in conjunction with our Day Treatment program. This is particularly ideal for women who reside outside of the Provo/Orem and Salt Lake areas or out of state. The ILP and PHP programs are free standing, which means that participants may enter the program directly or may participate as part of a step-down plan from higher levels of care.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is offered at both our Orem and Salt Lake City (Cottonwood Heights) locations and allows clients to receive accelerated treatment for their eating disorder while still participating in daily responsibilities such as work or school. Clients who are in the IOP program show little need to restore weight and are medically stable. They may, however, require more than one weekly dietary and therapeutic session.
Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
Eating disorder outpatient therapy is designed for adolescent and adult men and women who need support and guidance but can manage eating disorder behaviors and thoughts in a well-supported home environment. The range of clients varies from patients just beginning the recovery process to patients well into the journey of recovery. Clients who need to restore weight or who are experiencing physiological distress should consider a more structured level of care.
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