There are four primary levels of care for people with mental illness or chemical dependency. The first three levels – inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment and partial hospitalization – are available at Rogers Memorial Hospital.
This intensive level of treatment requires 24-hour care in a safe and secure unit of the hospital. Inpatient treatment is necessary for those who need constant nursing care, those who are severely depressed or suicidal, and those who are unable to break the cycle of their illness in a less restrictive treatment setting. Because of the short-term nature of inpatient treatment, a major focus is to stabilize symptoms and develop a plan for continued treatment of the illness outside the inpatient program. This level of care is offered at our Oconomowoc and Milwaukee (West Allis) locations.
The residential treatment centers at Rogers Memorial Hospital’s Oconomowoc campus offer an intensive and structured treatment program similar to the hospital’s inpatient units, but in a more home-like environment. While each of the residential centers utilizes medical staff, it is not on a 24-hour basis; therefore, residents must be declared medically stable prior to admission. Some individuals are admitted directly to residential treatment while others first go through inpatient treatment and then transfer to a residential program. Individuals in our residential centers benefit from 24-hour supervision and treatment as their disordered behaviors have become so habitual or addictive that trying to eliminate them on an outpatient basis can be nearly impossible.
Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment):
This level of care is designed for individuals who need structured programming but do not need 24-hour supervision. Rogers Memorial Hospital offers partial hospitalization or day treatment services at four locations in southeastern Wisconsin. Our treatment services are designed to provide support, education, medical monitoring and accountability during the hours of the day often identified as most troublesome for patients. Patients participate in therapeutic groups, structured activities and discharge planning similar to those offered in the inpatient and residential programs. Many patients who have been in an inpatient or residential program can “step down” to this level of care because it continues to provide a high amount of structure and support.
The majority of people with mental illness and chemical dependency are treated on an outpatient basis, where they see treatment providers one to three times a week for ongoing counseling and support. Rogers Memorial Hospital does not provide outpatient treatment services; instead, we work closely with your current outpatient providers or assist you with finding an outpatient therapist to help maximize the gains made during your stay.