Most individuals with anorexia nervosa require initial anorexia residential treatment. Castlewood’s residential anorexia treatment center is highly regarded, and has provided compassionate care to individuals from all over the United States.
Castlewood’s philosophy is centered on creating a consistent relationship between each client and their primary therapist, dietitian, and psychiatrist. During the residential treatment level of care, clients with anorexia have a structured and safe environment that provides monitored meals and 24-hour staff supervision.
Castlewood Treatment Center has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, as well as holds certification from The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Clients receiving residential anorexia treatment at Castlewood are assured of receiving care that meets or exceeds national standards.
Importance of Residential Anorexia Treatment
Individuals with anorexia nervosa require a unique combination of treatment approaches to meet their therapeutic, nutritional, and psychological needs. Often they are physically fragile, and need the close attention and monitoring provided by our nursing staff and licensed dietitians. Managing the nutritional balance of each client improves their overall readiness to take an active part in the therapy process. For clients with severe malnutrition, medical stabilization is completed prior to admission to Castlewood’s residential anorexia treatment facility. Castlewood will provide behavioral stabilization.
Residential anorexia treatment allows each individual the time to focus on their eating disorder alongside a dedicated therapist, without outside distractions. This can be difficult for clients at first, because they have used the eating disorder behavior to help cope with feelings, emotions, and maintain a sense of control. Castlewood’s multidisciplinary anorexia residential treatment team collaborates to identify and address underlying issues in a uniquely customized and coordinated manner.
Most individuals with anorexia nervosa have an associated co-occurring disorder, such as anxiety or depression. As the eating disorder improves, these co-occurring issues often worsen. During residential anorexia treatment at Castlewood, the eating disorder and any co-occurring problems are treated simultaneously. If just the eating disorder behaviors are addressed, leaving the anxiety or depression to be dealt with later, long-term recovery is impossible to achieve.
Residential anorexia treatment ensures that clients have immediate support available during times of crisis. Often during the early stages of treatment, as the client becomes more aware of underlying issues, feelings and emotions can worsen. Since they are no longer able to practice the eating disorder behaviors that were being used to cope, immediate support and empathic guidance is crucial.
Anorexia Residential Treatment at Castlewood
Client-specific treatment includes both individual and group therapy sessions. Each client has a personal therapist and dietitian, as well as receiving other therapy interventions from specialists in a wide-variety of anorexia and eating disorder specialties. Many of our therapy staff have personal experience with an eating disorder, which provides valuable insight into each client’s experiences with anorexia or other eating problems.
Our eating disorder residential treatment facilities are modern, beautiful, and comfortable, with ample space for both treatment and relaxation. Peer support and sharing are important aspects of the treatment day, as is relaxation and fresh air in our beautiful outdoor spaces.
Staff-support experiences outside Castlewood’s anorexia residential treatment facility are added to the treatment plan to help clients practice new coping skills and eating behaviors. Restaurants and grocery shopping are two examples of these off-site activities. As clients in residential anorexia treatment improve, they are less medically compromised and can manage behaviors with more autonomy, and are able to transition into a lower level of care.