Foundations Behavioral Health offers care and support to children and adolescents, ages 5 and older who have an active behavioral health diagnosis or behaviors that are currently impairing their ability to safely or successfully function in the home, school and community. Our acute hospitalization provides patients with 24 hour care and observation, promotes stabilization and provides an opportunity to re-assess the support needed to ensure the intermediate and long-term success of the patient and their family post-discharge.
Foundations Behavioral Health provides acute inpatient hospitalization for adolescents ages 12 to 17 experiencing a psychiatric or behavioral health disorders that impact daily functioning in school, at home or in their community. The acute hospitalization level of care promotes stabilization in a safe environment that helps the adolescent and their families fully understand the illness or problems at hand, build self-esteem and develop coping skills for a return back to their home and school environment.
Foundations Behavioral Health’s Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Inpatient Hospital delivers care with a consistent and integrated approach that draws on the latest evidence-based practices. Our program is adapted to meet the unique learning styles, physical needs, and abilities of the ASD population. Our treatment approach is family centered and designed to provide intensive research-based applied behavioral program addressing co-morbid psychopathology. The integrated care model includes a multi-disciplinary team consisting of pediatricians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, behavior therapists, occupational therapists, and/or speech therapists.
In both program tracks, our staff of behavioral health professionals engages with families to provide education about their loved one’s diagnosis and treatment options. As a family-centered facility, we also offer patient and family resources to enhance individuals’ understanding of mental health issues and encourage participation in both Family Sessions and Family Education Days so that families can learn about the evidence-based practices we utilize, and what to expect from the treatment process.
Outside community agencies and referral sources working with the patient are important members of the treatment team network, and we maintain their involvement through a formally organized communication process. Members of the treatment team regularly communicate with the family, school personnel, social workers, and other referral sources to obtain information, provide progress reports, and plan for discharge.
CLINICAL OUTCOME MEASURES:
100% of our patients made statically meaningful improvement from admission to discharge in the last 3 months. Of this, patients had the biggest improvement (100%) in the irritability component and hyper noncompliance (93%) component. All this despite our patients having a Clinical Severity of 90%. So despite having some of the most clinically severe and complex admitting patients, our patients all made statistically significant improvement.
Always Here to Help
Masters-level clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a no-cost, confidential mental health assessment for your child or client. Call the Foundations Behavioral Health Clinical Assessment Center at 215-345-0444 to get started. For questions about our programs, call us or use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.