Inpatient Care for Children & Adolescents
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta’s child and adolescent inpatient program provides a supportive, nurturing environment for children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 to heal mentally and emotionally.
When your child is in crisis, we can be here to provide a secure environment where problems can be identified and healing can begin.
Key Features of Acute Inpatient Program
A comprehensive intake assessment is done upon admission to help identify concerns and problems and individualize treatment goals for the patient. We also conduct a complete psychiatric and physical evaluation to better understand the past and current needs of the child.
- Medication management:
Often during an acute psychiatric crisis, medication stabilization is an important step to managing the individual’s psychiatric emergency.
- Person-centered care:
Each patient has a treatment plan and goals tailored to their unique needs identified and agreed upon with the treatment team, patient and parent or guardian.
- Group therapy:
During this important part of treatment, individuals gain better insight into their individual issues and have the opportunity to learn new, appropriate coping skills.
- Structured days:
Structure is a key component of our program. Groups help build problem-solving skills through multiple therapeutic avenues. Some used within our program are recreational and activity therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, educational groups and coping-skill development.
- Family involvement:
Our program utilizes the participation of family and loved ones to promote the best possible outcome for individuals.
- Discharge and aftercare planning:
Medication management education, community resource information and appropriate discharge referrals are provided prior to and at discharge. These are key tools that helps individuals continue on the path of healing mentally and emotionally after leaving our program.
- Evidence-based cognitive behavioral programs
- Individualized workbooks
- Individualized treatment plans and goals
- Recreational and activity therapy
- Arts and crafts