Nourishing when medically compromised
Rosewood provides inpatient treatment for eating disorders. Our first priority for a patient is to restore medical stability. This may involve the use of a feeding tube or restoration shakes. Our staff is trained to avoid the complications associated with refeeding syndrome, which can cause problems if food is re-introduced too quickly. We do lab work daily monitoring levels of potassium and electrolytes. When managed, these levels often start to return to normal very quickly.
The highest level of care outside of a hospital setting reflects our standard of high quality physician-driven medical and psychiatric care; this upholds the strongest standards of care for patients with medical complications of eating disorders. This includes such illnesses as:
1. Severe malnutrition
2. Food allergies and lactose intolerance
4. Electrolyte disorders including low sodium, potassium and phosphorus
5. Heart and blood pressure complications
6. Shortness of breath
7. Liver and kidney dysfunction
8. Bowel dysfunction including constipation, gastroparesis and irritable bowel syndrome
9. Loss of menstrual periods and reproductive function
10. Bone loss
11. Brain dysfunction with delayed response, poor memory and attention function
We work through the medical presentations related to the eating disorder and help you through the challenges of refeeding and re-nourishment by keeping you safe and as comfortable as possible during your stay. These efforts are supported by onsite physician assessments and 24/7 nursing.
Eating Disorders and Diabetes
The Rosewood program has been developed establishing the first ever consensus conference on treating eating disorders and diabetes (EDDMT1) with proceeds published in the American Diabetes Association journal “Diabetes Spectrum”. We uphold the published standards including use of contemporary insulin regimens and appropriate specialty consultation. Patients obtain the skills to fully manage their own diabetes while providing for ultimate safety. This is accomplished with gradual step ups in self-care as they demonstrate the ability to control their blood sugar and eating disorder symptoms. This provides them with the freedom of diet and lifestyle that is so necessary to successfully overcoming their eating disorder.