Rogers Memorial Hospital is home to Wisconsin’s only 13-bed inpatient eating disorders unit dedicated to children and adolescents. The new unit completes the relocation of child and adolescent eating disorders inpatient care which moved from Rogers’ West Allis campus in 2012 to bring services closer to the nationally recognized residential treatment services on our Oconomowoc campus.
The program provides a nurturing environment in which patients ages 8 to 18 and their families can better understand eating disorders and learn the tools necessary to be successful at home and school.
Featuring Rogers’s calm, patient centered environment. Treatment is supported, not just through a strong treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, dieticians and nurses but through:
- A dining area featuring Lucite tables, providing staff a transparent view at meal and snack times. This helps staff accurately monitor food intake.
- Discreet sensors include a “sweeping” motion sensor to alert staff to patient movement, for situations such as compulsive exercise.
- A sunporch is used as a group room for unique light movement and stretching groups
- Therapeutic family meals are prescribed and incorporated during a patients stay.
At Rogers, we believe that the path to recovery for each child and family is unique. Every aspect of our treatment - from therapeutic goals and assignments to meal plans - is tailored to meet the needs of the patient.
Rogers' inpatient eating disorder treatment for children and teens programs are led by a full-time board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders in teens and children and is an active member of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Throughout their anorexia or bulimia treatment, children and adolescents have a full and structured, yet manageable day of programming. Therapeutic meals and snacks throughout the day include breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, and an evening snack. All meals and snacks are supervised by trained staff members including registered dietitians and nurses who provide appropriate encouragement and support.
The goal of the inpatient eating disorder program for children and teens is to stabilize the patient and ready them for lasting recovery from their eating disorder.