Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment for Adults

Comprehensive, compassionate care for adults of all ages

Inpatient care for adults with behavioral and mental health disorders must be thoughtful and thorough. Our team of experts tailors care to each patient.

Adult inpatient care is for people 18 and older. Inpatient treatment generally starts with a visit to an emergency room, where patients are examined and referred for care. Once you are admitted, we start with an assessment to identify your unique concerns.

We provide inpatient psychiatric care for adults at the following locations:

What to expect during admission

You’ll first meet with an admissions specialist to complete paperwork. Next, we’ll help you settle into your room. We assign rooms to our patients based on:

  • Age
  • Current health status
  • Gender
  • Type of illness

The next step is to meet individually with the members of your care team. One of our psychiatrists leads each team, which may include:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Recreational and activities therapists
  • Social workers

These meetings will help us create your personalized treatment plan. You’ll be involved in planning your care, and we encourage you to allow loved ones to participate as well. However, we will respect your decision if you choose not to include family in your treatment.

What to expect from your treatment

Your personalized treatment plan may include some or all of the following:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy with other patients
  • Family therapy if you allow loved ones to take part in your care
  • Occupational and recreational therapies
  • Educational classes

Our treatment options involve the use of DBT, or dialectical behavioral therapy. This type of therapy focuses on increasing patients’ awareness of themselves and their emotions. The goal is to teach patients a better way of dealing with negative emotions and stress, as well as to improve relationships.

Frequently asked questions about inpatient care

We want to make sure you and your loved ones have the information you need about inpatient psychiatric care. If you have a question that isn’t included below, please ask your doctor or nurses for more information.

  • What am I allowed to bring with me?

    Generally, we recommend that patients bring a few changes of clothing when they stay with us. All of our inpatient locations have washers and dryers, so you’ll be able to do laundry during your stay.

    For security purposes, we recommend that you not bring any personal items that are expensive. We also recommend against bringing money or credit cards.

    We do not allow patients to bring any items that could be dangerous or used to harm themselves or someone else, such as lighters or glass bottles. Ask the nursing staff for the most current list of items we do not allow in inpatient care.

  • When can my family visit?

    We highly recommend and encourage family involvement in your care. Family members are welcome to visit during normal visiting hours, which vary by location.

    Check with the admitting or nursing staff for current information for your location.

  • When can I go home?

    Your length of stay with us can depend on a number of factors, including specific symptoms. Our priority is to address your needs and concerns and get you back home as quickly and safely as possible to continue ongoing care on an outpatient basis.

    If a patient decides to leave against their psychiatrist’s medical recommendation, we may need to place a 72-hour hold on the patient’s departure to make sure there’s no danger to the patient or others. If there is a possible danger, that time may be extended.

  • What are the inpatient options for older patients?

    We offer inpatient psychiatric care for older adults at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital’s Mt. Clemens campus. Our older adult unit serves the unique psychiatric needs of patients 55 and older with no upper age limit. We often treat older patients who have behavioral disturbances associated with dementia.

    Older patients have access to a consulting geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the specific needs of older adults. Our nurses in this unit are specially trained to care for older adults.

    At Henry Ford Macomb, we can provide a number of medical treatments patients while they stay with us, including IV therapy and wound care. In addition, patients in the older adult unit have access to occupational and recreational therapies specifically designed with the needs of older adults in mind.