Inpatient Eating Disorders Treatment Services for Adults

Adult Inpatient Treatment

Walden’s Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program is designed for persons 18 years and older who require the most intensive level of care and treatment to work toward recovery. Even for patients at this advanced stage of their eating disorder, the focus is on a planned, step-by-step process of recovery.

Medical stabilization is our first priority at this level of care. This requires that nursing staff monitor patients 24 hours a day and frequently check vital signs. Occasionally, intravenous fluid or nasogastric tube feeding is necessary to prevent further deterioration of the patient’s condition.

In addition to stabilizing the patient, we rely on our multidisciplinary team of experienced and dedicated doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians,therapists, expressive therapists and mental health counselors to evaluate the patient. This team designs a treatment plan that considers the patient’s medical, psychiatric, behavioral and spiritual needs.

Throughout treatment, patients participate in a wide variety of group counseling programs. They learn new skills, receive support and come to understand more about their disease and available treatments. If a patient has more than one disorder, the co-occurring conditions are treated concurrently.

Requirements of the Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program

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

Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program Treatments

  • Onsite physician and 24-hour nursing care.
  • Individual and group therapy.
  • Case management.
  • Coordination of care with an outpatient team.
  • Discharge planning.

Treatment Team for the Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program

  • Internist
  • Psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Expressive therapists
  • Mental health counselors

Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program Groups

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Expressive therapy
  • Goal setting
  • Coping skills
  • Addiction
  • Communication skills
  • Addiction
  • Recovery skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Family issues
  • Nutrition
  • Relapse prevention
  • Wellness

Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program Hours

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about Walden’s Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment Program, located within the Children’s Hospital building in Waltham, Massachusetts, please click here.