MeadowWood Behavioral Health System

MeadowWood Behavioral Health System

ABOUT MEADOWWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM

Located in the historic city of New Castle, Del., MeadowWood Behavioral Health System is a psychiatric and addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents. The facility offers both residential and partial hospitalization programs (PHP), as well as medically-monitored detox services. Aftercare planning is also available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment at MeadowWood Behavioral Health System begins with a comprehensive evaluation in order to determine the most effective level of care. Clients can contact the admissions department 24/7 to schedule evaluations. Walk-ins are also welcome at any time. Assessments are conducted by senior staff members and registered nurses.

Treatment involves a range of methods that address psychiatric and substance abuse issues simultaneously. Therapy is combined with medication management and educational coursework. Less conventional recreational therapies are also used to promote continued progress.

Treatment programs are available for different age ranges including adolescents (12-17), adults, and seniors. The different programs use similar treatment methods, but tailor them to the needs of the group. Pet therapy and academic programs are added to the adolescent program .

There is a specialized treatment track for clients 55 and older, as well as a dedicated dual diagnosis program for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders.

PHP day programs are available for adults and adolescents and meet for six hours a day, five days a week. The primary treatment modality is group therapy, however, individual counseling sessions and medication management services are offered as needed.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The treatment team at MeadowWood includes physicians registered nurses, medical consultants, psychiatrists, Masters-level therapists, certified alcohol and drug counselors, case managers, recreation therapists, and health technicians. The facility is certified with the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

MeadowWood is set on 11 acres of private land, and the 85-bed facility offers dorm-style rooms in a comfortable, but a largely institutional-looking environment. Amenities include an on-site gymnasium.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The three alumni who were polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mostly average reviews. They gave the center an average of three out of five stars when asked if they would recommend MeadowWood Behavioral Health System.

Alumni rated the center’s cleanliness and the staff’s level of experience and training the highest with four out of five stars or higher. Yet, they rated the center’s holistic offerings and exercise and leisure the worst with 1.6 and 1.3 stars, respectively. One alum who wrote that there was“a pool we are not allowed to use”.

On Google, MeadowWood Behavioral Health earned an average of 1.5 out of five stars from 13 reviews. [1] On CiteHealth, the facility received an average of 1.8 out of five stars based on 10 reviews. [2] Reviews on both third party sites were mostly negative, centering on a lack of privacy, poor nutritional options, and inaccessible staff.

One anonymous reviewer on CiteHealth did have a positive experience in the outpatient program. “I absolutely and honesty can say it was a wonderful experience,” they wrote. “I learned so much there, way more then expensive rehabs I attended in my past.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four loved ones who were questioned by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing about MeadowWood Behavioral Health also provided average reviews. The loved ones gave the center an average of four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the facility to others.

An anonymous family member wrote the program “helped my husband stop drinking for the time he was in there.” Another anonymous loved one called it “a good treatment facility.” Lorraine, the mother of a former client, wrote to Best-rehabs.com that while MeadowWood offered a good variety of groups, she disliked the fact that she had no face-to-face time with the facility’s director.

Loved ones gave an average rating of four of out of five stars for family participation, affordability, and staff experience. However, loved ones rated the center’s counseling options, holistic offerings, and exercise and leisure the worst with 3.33 stars.

FINANCING

MeadowWood accepts all major managed care insurance plans. Self-pay is also available through the facility’s website.

[1] https://goo.gl/9CLTWN
[2] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/delaware/cities/new-castle/meadow-wood-behavioral-health-system#reviews

Reviews about MeadowWood Behavioral Health System

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  • Dual Diagnosis, morning meetings, medication continuity were they strengths. They have a pool no one can use, discharge ALWAYS involves getting you to agree to following the 12-step program. I cannot why you have to go through that, for a ptogram that has such a terrible success rate. My experience at Meadowood and all the other 15 months of treatment I when through over 10 years was torture. It keep me constantly between being an out of control drinker to a miserable person on the wagon. For the last 7 years I have defied the AA "Truths" and drink moderately without the craving to become drunk, which is contrary to the AA disease model. I am so glad I found peace in moderation
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  • Offers good care which was a strength. Helped my husband stop drinking for the time he was in there
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  • Knowledge of addiction and mental health. Food was not the best. I was there for detox they kept me comfortable
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  • Secure but not many amenities
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  • Helping some people is their strength. Most people go back to bad habits but is a good treatment facility
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  • They are a mental hospital with several division, including dual diagnosis. There are very few activities. There is a pool we are not allowed to use. It is a fairly pleasant hospital. They do 12-step but also concentrate on mental issues.
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  • Good or better if a drug or alcohol detox is needed. Drugs are used to detox. There are many groups. There was no face to face contact with the director, who was difficult to understand on the phone. The Ward nurse handled informing us of situations of the and discharge.