Adult Inpatient Program
Inpatient Eating Disorder Treatment
The foundation of any eating disorder recovery begins with medical and mood stabilization. Based in Denver, Colorado, our Inpatient programming is designed to support women and men that are acutely ill and are experiencing medical and mood instability as a result of their eating disorder. This level of care focuses primarily on weight restoration and medical stabilization, and offers round-the-clock nursing supervision, direct psychiatric care and medication management. Nourishing meals and psycho-social support prepare patients for step-down to the Residential level of care.
Though Inpatient programming offers 24/7 medical support, patients are not confined to a hospital bed or room. To the extent that they are physically able, patients at the Inpatient level of care are encouraged to participate in programming and interact with a supportive treatment community of patients and staff. In addition to offering 24/7 nursing supervision, medical management and the oversight of a full-time internal medicine physician, our Inpatient programs are located in close proximity to medical campuses. This proximity allows the treatment team to address the medical complications that often accompany eating disorders, and supports a seamless transition to acute care should emergency medical intervention become necessary.
Extremely low-weight adult patients may require medical stabilization prior to admission. In such circumstances, Eating Recovery Center partners with the A.C.U.T.E. Center (Acute Comprehensive Urgent Treatment for Eating Disorders) at Denver Health Medical Center. Patients stabilizing in the A.C.U.T.E. Center receive intensive medical support. The A.C.U.T.E. team and Eating Recovery Center treatment teams collaborate to facilitate a successful transition to Inpatient treatment.