Oceans Behavioral Hospital Kentwood Expands Behavioral Health Services

May 9th, 2017

KENTWOOD, La. (May 9, 2017)Oceans Behavioral Hospital Kentwood, a behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery, today announced the opening of its intensive outpatient program.

In this program, the hospital’s team of expert clinicians will provide ongoing outpatient treatment for a wide variety of behavioral health issues impacting adults 18 and older, including schizophrenia, affective disorders, behavioral illnesses that may be related to substance abuse, as well as less severe but debilitating illnesses such as anxiety disorders and depression.

The program will provide the following support to patients:

  • Safe, compassionate environment for healing
  • Intensive support while living at home or in current living arrangement
  • Regular meetings with psychiatrists
  • Group therapy and individual counseling
  • Medication management
  • Education to help patients and family members or caregivers understand a diagnosis and associated symptoms
  • Assistance identifying early warning signs of relapse
  • Tools to support ongoing symptom management and overall well-being

“For patients to truly heal, treatment must often continue outside of a hospital setting,” said Sarah Chisholm, RN, Administrator of Oceans Behavioral Hospital Kentwood. “Intensive outpatient treatment has the benefit of allowing participants to remain at home or in their current living arrangement, while receiving intensive support from a clinical team and individuals in group therapy who are going through similar experiences. We wanted to provide these services not only as a way to ensure continued healing for our older adult and senior inpatient patients, but to fill a need within our community for increased access to mental health services.”

Intensive outpatient treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs. As patients improve, the frequency of counseling decreases while they transition to traditional outpatient treatment.

Oceans Behavioral Hospital Kentwood is located at 921 Avenue G., Kentwood, Louisiana. The hospital also offers inpatient behavioral health treatment options for individuals age 50 and older.

For more information, visit oceanskentwood.com. For admissions criteria or referrals, please call (985) 229-0717.

Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 15 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals are consistently recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The company was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com.


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