Bourbon’s 9-bed adolescent (ages 12-17) psychiatric inpatient program located within Bourbon Community Hospital provides a spectrum of psychiatric and medical care for requiring 24-hour inpatient hospital care. Individuals who are considered for admission to the unit must meet criteria showing a need for admission for acute inpatient psychiatric care. These individuals may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis, complications related to noncompliance with medications, or be distressed to the level that they have become a danger to themselves or others. The length of time in the hospital is based on symptoms and response to treatment. But on average the stay is five to seven days.
Who We Are
An interdisciplinary team of clinicians conducts mental, cognitive and medical assessments and develops customized treatment plans for patients. Attending psychiatrists and Registered Nurses are on staff as well as mental health assistants, certified nursing assistants, an activities coordinator and licensed clinical social workers and counselors.
Program services include providing a safe environment with 24-hour monitoring and supervision, diagnostic services, medication evaluation and treatment, dietary evaluation, group counseling, individual counseling, activities that support physical and occupational needs, recreational therapy and specialized care coordination with outpatient providers.
During the school year, adolescents are automatically enrolled in the Bourbon County School System. They receive classroom instruction from certified homebound teachers in collaboration with their community school.
Our services include:
- Therapeutic leisure activities
- Individualized treatment plans
- Psychiatric consultation
- Evaluation of medical needs
- Interdisciplinary treatment team
- Individual, group and family counseling
- Scheduled daily activities
- Educational direction by an accredited teacher
- Pet therapy
- Comprehensive discharge planning
A patient may be referred by family, a physician, social worker, teacher, minister or therapist. Adolescents who are considered for treatment at Bourbon’s Behavioral Health unit have acuity levels to meet the criteria for an intensive inpatient admission, such as:
- Hallucinations, delusions, and/or paranoia
- Behavior or verbalization reflecting potential risk of danger to self, others or property
- Severe depression
- Severe anxiety
- Debilitating grief due to a loss or trauma
- Suicidal ideation or attempted suicide