Our 2020 Treatment Outcomes and Key Findings

As a trusted provider, we treat eating disorders for adolescent and adult females ages 12 and older. Selah House focuses not just on the presenting condition but on the underlying disorders that contribute to them through a comprehensive approach that addresses the whole person as the foundation of true client-centered care.

Chief Executive Officer Amos Taylor

“Selah House has an extensive history of providing clinically excellent care for women in a picturesque setting that is naturally conducive for care. 2020 was a test of what was possible for Selah House, and the world, in ways we could have never imagined, but the need for clinically excellent, evidence-based care was never more apparent.

Selah House didn’t let our clients or their families down during such a challenging year and I’m extremely proud of how they continued to outperform the nation with outcomes that enabled our clients to progress on their road towards lasting recovery.”

Amos Taylor
CEO, Odyssey Eating Disorder Network

About Our Assessment Approach

In our 2020 Treatment Outcomes Measurement report, our client-centered care and whole-person approach to treatment used the BASIS-24 Evaluation, a leading behavioral assessment tool, to evaluate the results our clients experience post-treatment against similar treatment facilities across the nation. This measurement tool identifies a wide range of symptoms and problems that occur across the diagnostic spectrum using a 5-point Likert scale.

The 24 questions are scored using a weighted average algorithm that gives an overall score and scores for six subscales for the following domains of psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms and functioning: depression and functioning, relationships, self-harm, emotional lability, psychosis, and substance abuse. Across 2020, we had 80 active clients participate in programming at Selah House and 63 who completed the BASIS-24 assessment. The questionnaire was administered at admission, mid-treatment every 30 days, and again at discharge.

Client Profile

During 2020, we helped 80 clients progress in their recovery journeys. Here is how our client population looked over the course of the year.

Age breakdown

Primary Diagnosis

Selah House saved and changed my life. I’ve never been met with more compassion, love, and a desire from staff to help me get well. I would 100% recommend it to anyone looking into treatment.

– Grateful Client

Saved our daughter. The staff was wonderful and communicated so well. It’s great to have my daughter back!!! I would highly recommend Selah House.

– Grateful Client

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Selah House vs. National Comparison

Clinical Expertise

Offering evidence-based quality care for eating disorders from an experienced and highly credentialed clinical team.

Fully Accredited

All levels of care are fully accredited at the highest level through CARF, demonstrating our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care.

Healing Environment

Expansive grounds, a home-like environment, and faith-based programming set Selah House apart.

2020 Findings: Outperforming the Industry

Selah House uses a whole person, innovative, and flexible approach to treatment, which offers each client the opportunity for complete recovery. Our programs go above and beyond to empower individuals and address their mental, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational needs.

Selah House surpassed the BASIS-24 National Comparison Group across key symptom severity measures when compared against 74,730 cases from many similar organizations.

Reduction in Depressive Symptoms

Clients at Selah House experienced a 52% average reduction in depressive symptoms and an increase in functioning (daily/role functioning and depression and anxiety symptoms).

Reduction in Emotional Lability

Clients at Selah House reported a 50% average reduction in mood swings, racing thoughts, and feeling short tempered at discharge.

Reduction in Psychosis

Clients at Selah House experienced a 60% average reduction of psychosis symptoms (hallucinations, paranoia, detachment, and disorganized thinking).

Reduction in Substance Abuse

Clients at Selah House experienced a 86% average reduction in urges to drink, abuse substances, and problems with drugs or alcohol.

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