ABOUT WELLSTONE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Wellstone Regional Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., offering a wide range of residential and outpatient services for both psychiatric and substance abuse disorders to children, adolescents, adults, and senior clients. The hospital also offers specialized therapies including pet therapy and horticultural therapy for all clients. For adults (ages 18 and over) the hospital offers a series of outpatient “Living Well” programs for those with severe and persistent psychiatric illness (limited to Medicare clients only). Detox services are not available on site.are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Wellstone Regional Hospital follows a 12-step based therapy approach that utilizes “physical, social, spiritual, medical, and psychotherapeutic treatment interventions.” All residential programs are designed to be short-term and highly structured, aimed at targeting symptoms of the behavioral health issue, developing coping skills, and designing an aftercare plan.
Substance abuse is treated using a holistic method. Clients are enrolled in residential or outpatient programs that focus on reducing the use of drugs and facilitating the development of coping skills. Suboxone maintenance is available as needed.
Other treatment programs include individual, group, and family therapy, along with education groups. Specialized programs are available for different age groups. Programs for children and adolescents include “hygiene time,” school time, family meetings, recreation, and “quiet time.”
The children’s program is called BEARS (behavior, emotions, anger management, respect and self-esteem). This program offers six or more educational group therapy sessions with a daily theme for better retention.
For geriatric patients, treatment focuses on maintaining functionality while addressing common issues that come with aging. Treatment includes counseling combined with recreational therapy, special education for family and caregivers, medication management, and facilitating placement after leaving the program.
The treatment team at Wellstone Regional Hospital staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and Master-level therapists, including an art therapist and a recreation therapist, certified teachers, a pharmacist, a phlebotomist, a certified horticulturalist, a certified pet therapist, and chiropractors. There is also a support staff which includes mental health technicians and bachelor-level clinicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The hospital accommodates up to 100 clients at a time. The accommodations are clinical throughout the facility. The six individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave average ratings of 4.3 out of five stars for the facility’s accommodations and 4.5 out of five stars for its cleanliness.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, four alumni of Wellstone Regional Hospital were polled by Best-rehabs.com. The feedback was mostly positive.
The alumni gave the facility an average rating of four out of five stars for the quality of family participation in treatment, and three out of five stars for the program’s affordability and the variety of counseling options available.
The alumni gave the lowest average rating of two out of five stars for the quality of the facility’s holistic treatment offerings.
When asked about the facility’s strengths, one alum wrote: “Many of the counselors were also recovering addicts who spoke openly which was very encouraging.” Another alum thought a strength of the program was the “location (and) experience” while yet another did not think the facility had any strengths.
Regarding weaknesses of the facility, one alum wrote: “I would have preferred to be given options other than a twelve step program for my recovery.” The same alum added commentary, writing “All in all staff was kind, caring, and understanding” while another less positive alum wrote, “They need to change everything.” Alumni gave an average rating of 3.5 out of five stars when asked if they would recommend this facility to a friend or loved one in need of treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, two loved ones were polled by Best-rehabs.com about Wellstone Regional Hospital. The feedback was mixed.
Both loved ones gave the facility four- and five-star ratings for the quality of accommodations, meals and nutrition, the connectivity/visitor policy, the staff’s level of training and experience, and facility cleanliness.
Otherwise, accounts of their loved ones’ treatment were mixed. One anonymous loved one gave the facility one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, while the other gave five stars. The first loved one agreed that the facility was worth the cost of the treatment, while the second disagreed. The first loved one agreed that he would recommend the facility to a friend or loved one who was considering rehab, but the second loved one responded that they would not recommend the facility.
According to its website, Wellstone accepts insurance and has in-network partnerships with many insurance plans including Aetna, Anthem, Magellan Blue Cross, Medicare, UBH, and more. The facility also offers to negotiate a one-time rate with plans that are out of its network.