Outpatient Therapy and Day Care – An Alternative to Inpatient Rehab?
Treatment at day care centers or outpatient rehab clinics range from just one day to 7 days a week. You can have full access to many of the benefits of inpatient rehabilitation but is it an alternative to inpatient treatment?
How to decide which day care program is most appropriate
There are a few things to consider…
Day care programs can be tailored to an individuals personal circumstances, so you can access the service as often as you are willing and able to. You will generally receive the same level of support as someone participating in a residential program.
Day care can also form part of an inpatient rehabilitation aftercare service – helping to bridge the gap to normal living. You could for example complete a 1 month program of residential treatment, before engaging in post-treatment support that could consist of 3 days per week of day care. Over time, the level of day care could be reduced as part of a ‘step-down’ program that could begin at three times per week and ends up being just once per week.