OCONOMOWOC, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the success of a young adult track firmly in place, Rogers
Behavioral Health is now accepting adults age 30 and older to its FOCUS
residential program for treatment of depression
and other mood disorders.
“We have been gratified to see the impact this intensive, highly
structured treatment program for young adults has had since we opened in
early 2014. It soon became clear that this structure and approach could
just as easily benefit the older adult,” says Jerry
Halverson, MD, medical director of the program who recognized this
as a gap in care that Rogers could address with the initial program for
young adults age 18 to 30.
The FOCUS program on the Rogers Memorial Hospital campus in Oconomowoc
recently moved to a newly renovated facility renamed the Charles E.
Kubly FOCUS Center. Capacity increased from 24 to 32 beds, allowing for
separate space for and admission of adults over age 30.
Men and women who would be good candidates for this program may struggle
to consistently meet work or family demands due to their symptoms, such
as isolation and avoidance related to depression and anxiety, substance
use, self-harm behaviors, or thoughts of suicide. The adults over 30
follow the same treatment, but in a separate track from the younger
adults. Average length of stay is expected to be 45 to 60 days.
“These are really complex cases, and there wasn’t much out there for
this age group. We have seen our own inpatients who could have
benefitted from this type of program and have had referring providers
request care, but until now, we have not had a program for it. We’re
confident our model treats depression and mood disorders well, and it’s
not limited to a certain age group,” says Halverson.
Screenings for potential admission to the FOCUS program are available by
calling 800-767-4411. The FOCUS program for depression and other mood
disorders is one of seven residential programs in Oconomowoc offering
intensive, in-depth, evidence-based care at Rogers.
Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health System is a private,
not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized
psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital,
Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults,
children and adolescents with depression
and mood disorders, eating
and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic
stress disorder in multiple locations. For more
information, visit www.rogershospital.org.