There are both private and semi-private rooms. Bedroom assignments are made by the staff and take into consideration patient needs.
The unit contains a dayroom equipped with activities. Meals are served in the dining room. The day begins with wake- up at 7:00 a.m. and ends with “lights out” between 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. Each patient is responsible for keeping his/her room orderly and maintaining the general neatness of the unit. There is a washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board on the unit and everyone is expected to care for his/her laundry. Staff is available to assist with these activities of daily living. Towels and linens are provided and laundered by the hospital.
Meals: approximately 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 5 p.m.
Snacks: approximately 3 pm ; 8 pm
Bedtime for adolescents is 10:00 p.m. Staff are available to assist patients in preparation for bed. It is expected that you be in your room by bedtime and lights out at 10:30 p.m. Bedtime for children 12 and under is 9:00 PM with lights out by 9:30 PM.
Late bedtime is available on Friday, Saturdays, and holiday nights. Just before bedtime, get your toiletries. When you have completed your hygiene, you are expected to be in your room, to be quiet so that others can sleep, and to be in your bed. There is no visiting after bedtime.
Phone calls are limited to 10 minutes each, so that everyone has a change to use the phone. The phone will not be answered during scheduled activities. Patients may make and receive calls during personal free time and during unscheduled activities. Additional limitations may be placed on telephone calls based upon individual treatment goals, the milieu, and unit programs.
Patient Telephone Numbers:
4 West (310) 209-9103, (310) 824-1797
* No incoming or outgoing calls after 10:00 p.m. If you need to contact a patient please call the nurses station.