Inpatient Programs

We provide acute inpatient care for geriatric, adult, and children/adolescents. Care is coordinated and delivered by a multidisciplinary treatment team to provide for patient needs at every level.

Care may include:

  • Medication
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Patient education
  • “Skills track” which offers coping skills training
  • Recreational therapy
  • Physical & Occupational therapy
  • Academic education
  • Pastoral care
  • Dietary consultation

This program is designed to serve youths ages 6 to 17 who are unable to be managed in an outpatient setting. The emotional, physical, and educational needs of each patient are assessed and treated. The goal of the hospitalization is stabilization. A large component to the treatment involves family therapy and involvement.

The Children’s Residential Program provides individualized, comprehensive, family centered treatment for children with emotional behavior problems who have been unsuccessful in their home and community environments. Our Children’s Residential Program provides 22 beds for residential treatment for children ages 6 to 12 years. During the length of stay, care is coordinated and delivered by a dedicated team of professionals including a psychiatrist, pediatrician, nurses, behavioral therapists, recreational therapists, residence counselors, teachers and therapist aides.

This program has a school located onsite and provides education in a therapeutic setting. Our program also offers a strong family treatment component in order to coordinate care with the transition home. The average length of stay is 9 to 12 months.

Residential treatment placement considerations:

  • Has emotional, behavioral, mental health and/or behavioral needs that cannot or have not been successfully addressed in the home setting or school setting.
  • Moderate to severe risk of harm to self or others
  • Lacks social skills
  • May have frequent episodes of aggression or anti-social behavior
  • Withdrawn and isolated
  • Frequent disciplinary incidents at school setting

Philosophy of the Children’s Program

At the Children’s Program we believe all children are innately special beings. Children should not be defined by their behavior and all children can change. We believe in a family centered- care approach which emphasizes core values but does not dictate or inhibit the use of diverse treatment approaches to meet each child unique needs. Our purpose is to provide services in a therapeutic environment that will enable the child to successfully be re-integrated into the home and community. This includes enhancing family, educational, coping and social functioning. We recognize that the child belongs to a community unique to them that must be included in the treatment process for real success to be realized. The ultimate goal of treatment being reintegration into their community system.

Evidence-based Practices

At The Children’s Residential Program we believe our children and families are best served through an evidence-based treatment approach which pulls from treatment models which have been evaluated with clear research based results. Approaches are customized to the child’s needs and can include all of the listed approaches below which fall under a humanistic umbrella of treatment. The following are the primary models used on an individualized basis but not limited to this list:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Social skills Training
  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Customized Family Therapy
  • Psycho Educational Parent Support Groups
  • Insight-Oriented Techniques

Geropsychiatry services at Greenville Health System provide assessment and treatment of psychiatric illness in senior adults (age 60 or older). Our inpatient program focuses on current symptoms that require acute inpatient treatment such that a lower level of care is inadequate. As a result of treatment, current symptoms can be expected to improve significantly through medically necessary and appropriate therapy.

Our experienced team of professionals evaluates elderly adults for signs of depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, psychosis and other mood disorders. The goal is for these patients to benefit not only from psychopharmacological (medication) interventions but also from groups and activities that are designed to help promote safety and overall well-being. With this emphasis on participation in groups and activities, it is important that patients on this unit not be significantly cognitively impaired so that they can fully benefit from being in this inpatient setting.

In many cases older adults do not realize they are depressed. However, they can still have major depression issues.

Here are some signs to look for:

  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Memory lapse
  • Lack of motivation
  • Slowed movement
  • Loss of interest in socialization
  • Neglecting personal care
  • Irritability

In severe cases, patients can develop symptoms of psychosis including but not limited to hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia.

Our Adult Inpatient services provide 24-hour structured treatment for people suffering from major mental disorders. This is done via the coordination of a complete treatment team of professionals, including a physician, clinical therapists, pharmacist, social workers, mental health technicians, and nurses.

The intent of the inpatient adult service is to provide assessment and stabilization of symptoms through medication management within a therapeutic setting of caring and compassionate professionals.

Each patient has an individualized treatment plan that addresses their specific illness and surrounding issues. The therapy may include groups, individual, family, and marital sessions.

Causes of Depression

Health problems
Illness and disability; chronic or severe pain; cognitive decline; damage to body image due to surgery or disease.

Loneliness and isolation
Living alone; a dwindling social circle due to deaths or relocation; decreased mobility due to illness or loss of driving privileges.

Reduced sense of purpose
Feelings of purposelessness or loss of identity due to retirement or physical limitations on activities.

Fear of death or dying; anxiety over financial problems or health issues.

Recent bereavement
The death of friends, family members, and pets; the loss of a spouse or partner.

Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service

The physicians of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine provide psychiatric and substance abuse consults for patients of Greenville Memorial Hospital, including the Emergency Department.