DDPC provides outpatient services to a specialized population whose needs cannot otherwise be met by community services providers.
DDPC admits both voluntary and involuntary patients. Inpatients are housed on coed units with up to 18 beds. Admissions are in transfer from other psychiatric hospitals, jails or other community settings where an individual is experiencing an exacerbation of their psychiatric illness.
DDPC provides thorough interdisciplinary assessment, specialized and intensive care and treatment, and in-depth discharge planning for individuals for whom shorter hospitalization in private psychiatric hospitals is insufficient. DDPC treatment teams include psychiatric and medical physicians, nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, as well as psychologists, clinical counselors, clinical dieticians, peer support specialist and a chaplain as the patient needs define.
Our treatment philosophy recognizes the biopsychosocial needs of individuals and is built on a core belief in the recovery and habilitation models. The foundation of treatment at DDPC is based on dignity and respect and exemplified in the therapeutic relationship that establishes trust and instills hope while maintaining safety and providing education, support and skill building.
The treatment day at DDPC is modeled after a balanced life of productive activity (treatment while hospitalized), leisure and self-care activities. We understand the importance of family, community, meaningful life roles and natural supports to promote and maintain mental health.
Nursing staff provides care, treatment and monitoring 24/7 to ensure safety, provide support, offer education, meet the basic needs and maintain current knowledge of the patient’s current condition in order to recognize and respond to changes.
Patients are assessed daily by nursing staff, and at each treatment encounter by all licensed staff. Progress is reviewed weekly by the attending psychiatrist to determine if the active treatment received is working effectively and to determine readiness for discharge.
Individual and group sessions are offered by multi-disciplinary staff as directed by the treatment plan. Community sessions vary based on need and may include development of community routines, apartment search, group home visits, increasing comfort in the community, development of healthy relationships, vocational pursuits and leisure activities.
Comprehensive discharge planning starts at admission. Intensive Case Managers work collaboratively with the patient, interdisciplinary treatment team members, community providers and natural supports to develop a quality patient centered recovery plan that promotes successful transition from DDPC to the community.