Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Delaware Heroin Epidemic

Learn about the heroin epidemic in Delaware

MeadowWood Behavioral Health offers multiple levels of care from inpatient to partial hospitalization programming for adolescents, adults, and seniors. We are the trusted provider of mental health and substance abuse treatment in the New Castle, Delaware, area.

The heroin epidemic is one that has taken the lives of thousands of people nationwide over recent years. For many, what once began as a prescription painkiller addiction developed into a heroin addiction, as this illicit substance became easier to access and more affordable, all while producing the same effects as opioid-based painkillers.

Within the United States, it seems as though every single corner of the country has seen a rise in heroin abuse. New Castle County in Delaware is no exception, as 185 people died of overdoses in 2014 in the small state, which is equal to about one person dying every other day. From January to July of 2015, 78 people died from overdoses, and by the end of the year, a total of 228 had passed from the same circumstances, many of which occurred at the hands of heroin abuse.

Sadly, one of the primary reasons why heroin abuse and overdoses are running rampant through Delaware is because there are very few opportunities for inpatient residential treatment programming in the state. According to Delaware Online, there are only 95 inpatient residential treatment beds available within the entire state. New Castle County police have put forth a program called Hero Help, which sets aside 10 beds at the New Castle County Kirkwood NET Detoxification Center for those who get arrested on minor charges but who want treatment. Unfortunately, this small step forward is not enough to combat the public’s need for treatment from heroin abuse and addiction within the borders of this small state. As a result, many Delaware residents who want treatment are making their way to South Florida (where treatment centers are booming) to obtain the care they need to save their lives.

Despite not having the resources necessary to treat those within their communities who are struggling with this life-threatening condition, the state of Delaware and counties like New Castle are working to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and eradicate heroin abuse and addiction for good. For example, The Heroin Trap is a public awareness campaign headed up by the New Castle County Heroin Alert Program and the New Castle County Police Department. Through this program, the public can get involved and make a difference.

It is critical to know that no matter where someone is within the country, that a heroin addiction can impact them. It is also imperative to know that even if the state in which they live does not have the appropriate treatment resources, that many other states do, and that recovery is attainable and possible.

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