Intensive Residential Care Program

Intensive-Residential-Care-ConsultingWhen a child fails to respond successfully to multiple outpatient treatments, a more intensive, structured program may be prescribed. Often these children have suffered from abuse, neglect or substance use issues, and an intervention is desperately needed.

This program is designed to treat children and adolescents ages 5 to 18 with severe emotional disturbances who have not responded to less intensive treatment and who require 24-hour supervision. It is located in the secure setting of BayPointe Hospital’s facility in west Mobile. The program offers a caring, controlled environment within which these young patients receive essential treatment to improve their immediate situation and develop the skills necessary to succeed.

Following a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, our team of attentive healthcare professionals develops an individualized treatment plan to meet each patient’s needs. Therapies range from medication management to pet therapy, and the children and adolescents also enjoy regular recreational activities such as art, gardening and swimming.

Children and adolescents have the opportunity to participate in our academic program. A certified teacher or tutor works with our children individually and in a classroom setting. Close communication with the child’s regular school is maintained.

While the child is receiving residential treatment, our staff works with family members or caregivers to maintain, enhance or develop attachment with their child during and after treatment. Our patients, families, caregivers, school system personnel, DHR workers and others, as appropriate, are directly involved in the child’s treatment and serve as a unified support system upon discharge.