Malvern Institute has helped families struggling with the disease of addiction since 1948. We achieve treatment success through an unrivaled dedication to clinical care.
We believe comprehensive recovery is best served through a complete understanding of addiction through a continuum of care model. Malvern treats all patients with compassion and respect, inspiring hope and joy in recovery.
ABOUT MALVERN INSTITUTE IN MALVERN, PA
Malvern Institute, located in Malvern, Pa., offers inpatient and detoxification treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse. The Malvern facility, which is the organization’s flagship location, is nestled on eight acres 30 miles outside of Philadelphia. Malvern Institute was first established in 1948 and operates a range of inpatient and outpatient treatment programs at six other facilities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s treatment program is called “The Malvern Model” and incorporates 12-step programming as well as individualized treatment plans based on personal reflection. Clients can begin the admissions process by calling the facility for a free benefits check. Most clients remain in treatment for 90 days.
Clients begin treatment with a personalized treatment plan and are assigned a primary therapist to guide them through recovery. Clients at Malvern Institute participate in both group and individual therapy along with family therapy, psychoeducational sessions, and aftercare planning. Participants may receive medication including Suboxone when deemed appropriate. Families are included in the treatment program through a specialized program called the Recovery Oriented Community (ROC). ROC provides support and educational programming to loved ones of clients on topics such as healthy family systems, boundaries, codependency, recovery skills, and personality traits associated with addiction. Families are encouraged but not required to participate in 12-step meetings.
The leadership team at Malvern Institute includes an Executive Director, Director of Special Programming, and Chief of Psychiatry. The staff members include a Medical Doctor with a certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and others who have earned a Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, and certification as aProfessional.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Malvern Institute offers 59 residential beds and 21 detox beds in a quiet, residential setting. Fifteen alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility average ratings of 3.9 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities as well as 3.9 stars for meals and nutrition.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been fifteen alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com. The reviews were mostly positive, and twelve of the fifteen reviewers said they would recommend the Malvern Institute to friends or family members seeking treatment. The anonymous clients gave the facility an average of 3.7 out of five stars for staff experience, 4.1 stars for cleanliness, 3.6 stars for family participation, and 3.2 stars for counseling options. The facility received an average of 2.4 stars out of five for holistic offerings, 2.8 stars for exercise and leisure, and 3.3 stars for affordability. When asked about strengths of the facility, many alumni commented that the counselors were excellent. When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, several clients mentioned they believe the facility was not as clean as it could have been, there was not enough one-on-one counseling, and that more leisure and exercise activities were needed. One reviewer added additional commentary, saying, “I had an overall good experience. My 28 days there could have been improved by doing more family counseling and having better access to a psychiatrist for proper medications. The staff was nice and most cared a lot about their jobs, but there wasn’t enough staff.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been five friends and family members of clients polled by Best-rehabs.com. Overall they gave the facility good ratings, with three of the five reviewers saying they would recommend the Malvern Institute to others. The anonymous loved ones gave the facility an average of four out of five stars for staff experience, 4.5 stars for cleanliness, 4.5 stars for family participation, and four stars for counseling options. The facility received an average of three stars out of five for holistic offerings, 3.3 stars for exercise and leisure, and 3.8 stars for affordability. When asked about strengths of the facility, loved ones commented that the the facility was comfortable and attractive, staff seemed to genuinely care, and family members were kept informed of their loved one’s progress. When asked to comment on facility weaknesses, reviewers mentioned that their family members were not given evaluations when promised, staff were sometimes confused, and the facility was sometimes full when admission was needed. One reviewer added additional commentary, saying, “The facility is well kept and in a nice, homey location. The people there are very friendly.”
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, Malvern Institute accepts insurance and is in-network with “some of the country’s largest insurers.” Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.