Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Leading Acute Mental Health Treatment Center

When you’re struggling with a mental health disorder or an addiction, it can negatively affect your well-being. At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we offer personalized inpatient programming for those who need acute care for mental health concerns and addictions. 

Maple Heights Inpatient Programming Overview

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, just a short drive from the downtown area, Maple Heights Behavioral Health provides clinically excellent inpatient programming. Our inpatient programs offer structured, developmentally appropriate mental healthcare and include the following units: 

  • An adolescent inpatient program for youths ages 12-18 
  • An adult inpatient program for those ages 18-55 
  • A senior inpatient program for adults age 55 and older  

We offer care for adolescents, adults, and senior adults who are struggling with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and self-harm. We also offer addiction treatment for adults and senior adults who are suffering from substance use disorders.  

We provide highly personalized therapies and services for the patients we serve, which means that we consider each person’s background, age, health details, and therapeutic needs as we develop a tailored plan for them.  

A key element of our inpatient programming is group therapy, so patients typically take part in multiple types of groups each day, such as daily living skills, recreational therapy, process, and goal-setting groups. The highly experienced professionals who lead these groups tailor the discussions to the needs outlined in each person’s care plan. Patients might learn new life skills, receive medication education, or talk about healthier ways to cope with difficult emotions.  

Throughout their stays in our inpatient program, patients can benefit from the combined experience of our multidisciplinary team of professionals, which includes: 

  • Licensed social workers 
  • Therapists 
  • Licensed professional counselors 
  • Recreational therapists 
  • Psychiatrists 
  • General practitioners 
  • Registered nurses 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Behavioral health technicians 
  • Dietitians  

Adolescent Inpatient Program

At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we understand that adolescents have unique needs as they go through developmental changes. As young people face the pressures and challenges of adolescence, their need for effective mental healthcare can become urgent. Our adolescent inpatient program provides care for youths who have anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, depression, personality disorders, and suicidal ideation.  

We believe that adolescents are best served through age-appropriate mental healthcare that addresses their specific developmental needs. When a young person arrives at our facility, we go over their background, symptoms, and therapeutic goals. Using this information, we collaborate as a team and with the young people we serve to design customized treatment plans. Depending on their needs, an adolescent’s treatment plan may include: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is an evidence-based treatment modality that can help young people identify and alter negative thought patterns. By developing these coping skills, adolescents can better handle difficult emotions and triggers.  
  • Medication management services: We offer medication management services for young people who take medication as part of their treatment plan.  
  • Individual therapy: Depending on their needs, patients can meet one-on-one with a therapist in a confidential setting to discuss their feelings and receive feedback and support.  
  • Group therapy: Our group therapy sessions are led by counselors and give youths the chance to meet with other patients their age who may have had similar experiences. These sessions provide the opportunity for peer support and cover developmentally appropriate topics like academic pressure, planning for the future, and emotion regulation. Group sessions are held daily. 
  • Family therapy: We believe that patients can benefit from family support, so we offer family therapy sessions as needed.  

Inpatient stays for adolescents typically last five to seven days, depending on the patient’s specific needs. During this time, we strive to provide personalized, age-appropriate care that helps young people stabilize and prepares them to reenter their communities.  

Adult Inpatient Program

Maple Heights Behavioral Health offers inpatient programming for adults age 18 and older who are in crisis and need immediate intervention. We serve people who are suffering from behavioral health concerns like depression, anxiety, self-injury, and suicidal ideation. We also support those who are struggling with addictions to substances like alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamine.  

Our adult inpatient program can best serve people who need round-the-clock care to achieve stability, regain a sense of safety, and start functioning better. Inpatient stays are usually short because the goal is for a person to transition to a lower level of care or return home safely. For this reason, the average inpatient stay at Maple Heights Behavioral Health is about five to seven days. However, the length of stay varies depending on a person’s specific needs.  

During their time in our inpatient program, each adult follows a personalized care plan that we create based on information we gather from their intake evaluation. Depending on their needs and therapeutic goals, an adult’s inpatient plan at Maple Heights can include services such as medication management and medical care. Adults in our inpatient program can also participate in individual, group, and family therapy sessions. These sessions often cover the following topics:  

  • Daily living skills: Learning daily living skills can significantly improve a person’s ability to function in their everyday life. Developing these skills can also reduce stress and increase a person’s independence.  
  • Medication education: When a person learns about the medication they’re taking, it can improve their chances of taking the medication as prescribed and help them identify side effects.  
  • Mental health disorders: Discussing mental health disorders as a group can help patients realize that they’re not alone, provide a support network, and reduce stigma around mental health concerns.  
  • Recreational therapy: Our recreational therapy groups can allow patients to enjoy activities that promote relaxation, self-expression, and self-confidence.  
  • Goal setting: Groups on goal setting can help patients develop accountability and direction as they set therapeutic goals.  
  • Coping skills: When patients develop coping skills, they can address triggers and better manage their emotions during difficult times.  

Features & Benefits of Our Inpatient Programming

At Maple Heights Behavioral Health, we offer personalized care that is based on collaboration between our professional teams and patients. We also believe that developmentally appropriate care can best address the unique needs of the people we serve. As we work closely with our patients, we aim to consider their age, background, and therapeutic goals every step of the way. Every patient who receives care at our hospital completes a thorough assessment. The information we gather from a patient’s assessment can help us recommend the most effective therapies and services for them. 

At our Fort Wayne hospital, we strive to provide age-specific, clinically excellent care. Features of our programs include: 

  • Free admissions assessments offered 24/7  
  • Consistent care from a specialized team of multidisciplinary professionals who have medical and mental health backgrounds 
  • Personalized care, including collaboration and customized care plans 
  • A state-of-the-art facility, including a newly built gymnasium and 13 outdoor courtyards 
  • Freshly cooked meals, coffee, and snacks
  • Detailed discharge planning, including referrals for continuing care and community support services 
  • A coordinated transition out of our inpatient program to the next stage of the healing process 

The impact of a mental health or substance use disorder can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let the experts at Maple Heights Behavioral Health help you get on the path to a better, brighter future. If you would like more information about how our inpatient program can help you or your loved one, please reach out to our team. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have and help you complete a free admissions assessment.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Maple Heights Behavioral Health. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Maple Heights Behavioral Health.