ABOUT DAY KIMBALL HEALTHCARE
Operating an integrated care hospital in Putnam of northeastern Conn., Day Kimball Healthcare provides inpatient care for individuals (ages 16+) struggling with mental health disorders. Along with short-term inpatient care and crisis intervention, the hospital also offers intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adults, children, and adolescents. In addition, the facility provides specialized outpatient programs for the elderly, women, and the LGBT community struggling with mental health disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, patients undergo an initial psychiatric assessment and diagnostic evaluation upon admission. The assessment is used to determine an appropriate level of care and treatment approach.
If crisis intervention and stabilization is necessary, patients may be referred to the hospital’s inpatient unit. Individuals may be admitted voluntary or involuntary. The goal of inpatient care is to address acute symptoms, rapidly stabilize the patient, and refer the individual to a less-intensive level of care.
To stabilize the patient, Day Kimball blends ongoing medication management and monitoring with a range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address the link between irrational thinking and behavior; dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to identify triggers and help patients develop positive responses; and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) to clarify and define personal beliefs and perceptions.
During treatment, patients may participate in group, family, and individual counseling sessions that utilize these specific treatment modalities. The intensive outpatient program for adolescents and children emphasizes family participation as an integral component of treatment. The hospital is distinguished as a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Collaborative by the.
To better serve its diverse population, Day Kimball provides specialized outpatient programs for the elderly, women, and LGBT clients. These programs are designed to address issues common among these populations. Once an individual completes an outpatient program, clinicians may provide linkages to community-based resources and treatment providers to continue treatment.
The center’s website indicates Day Kimball Healthcare employs a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychotherapists, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), social workers, and professional counselors experienced in treating a range of mental health disorders.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website notes the hospital’s locked inpatient facility offers 15 beds, and patients have 24-hour access to medical and nursing attention. As a hospital, the facility provides a comfortable yet clinical atmosphere, with around-the-clock supervision and monitoring.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly negative feedback. Both indicated they wouldn’t recommend Day Kimball Healthcare.
One former patient gave negative opinions regarding all aspects of the facility, offering ratings of one out of five stars for the facility’s individual and group counseling sessions, the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, and the facility’s cleanliness. “Did nothing for me,” the anonymous alum wrote.
The other former patients agreed that some elements of the facility could improve, though praised some aspects of the hospital. The survey respondent gave ratings of four stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, as well as the level of family participation in treatment. “You are isolated from triggers and the food is good,” the alum wrote. The former patient did offer two stars for the facility’s counseling options and its discharge planning. They also cited the attitude of staff as a weakness of the facility.
Day Kimball accepts a range of private insurance plans, as well as Medicaid and Medicare. Financial assistance, up to 100 percent of coverage, may also be available to uninsured Connecticut residents ineligible for Medicaid.