Areas of Care

Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit A Specialized Environment for Senior Patients

This secure, 12-bed psychiatric unit is designed to treat patients 65 or older with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. The unit treats patients who, because of a psychiatric disorder, might harm themselves or others, or are gravely disabled.

A seniors-only psychiatric unit is important because seniors are often uncomfortable, or even fearful, when mixed with younger patients on general adult psychiatric units. The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit is designed to cater to the unique needs of seniors, providing the safe and comfortable environment essential to successful treatment.

Treating Our Senior Patients

Seniors entering our unit receive the following services:

  • Free pre-assessment screenings
  • Thorough medical exam and psychiatric evaluation within 24 hours of admission
  • Structured group activities
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Private and semi-private rooms (private rooms as available)
  • Pastoral counseling

With A Caring Team

Our full-spectrum care team includes:

  • Medical Director board-certified in psychiatry and gerontology
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Activity Therapists
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Community Educator

Wondering About Family Involvement?

Family members may visit patients during visiting hours and participate in a Family Education Group. Unit staff members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by telephone to speak to family members and address concerns.