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Extended Acute Care (EAC)

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Sacred Heart’s Extended Acute Care provides mental health services with the primary goal of empowering our individuals to manage their illness, find their own goals for recovery, and make informed decisions about their treatment by teaching them necessary knowledge and skills.

We focus on conveying respect, dignity, individuality, clear communication, support, encouragement and a positive attitude, all within a therapeutic environment.

Individuals receiving services through our EAC have been assessed in a traditional acute care setting and identified as having an insufficient abatement of symptoms during the course of their short term acute inpatient stay.  These individuals require extended hospitalization in our EAC for further care.

Our service will promote interdependence and afford cooperative and collaborative interactions with families, staff and community groups.  Services are provided to assist individuals to develop, enhance and/or retain the following: emotional and behavioral well-being, physical and mental health wellness, social quality of life, and community reintegration.

At Sacred Heart Hospital, our goal is to assist each individual in their recovery enabling them to live a meaningful life, in a community of their choice, while striving to achieve their full potential.

EAC Key Components
The EAC offers a variety of recovery and support modalities to meet the needs of those it will serve.

  • Individual & group psycho therapy
  • Creative and occupational therapies
  • Interdisciplinary individual-driven approach, including weekly team meetings.

Interdisciplinary team members include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychotherapist
  • Licensed Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Technicians
  • Co-occurring Disorder Professional
  • Art Therapist
  • Certified Peer Specialist
  • Crisis Workers

Call 610-776-4620 for more information or to refer to a Crisis Worker.

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