Senior Behavioral Health

Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Services provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for individuals ages 50 and older who are experiencing emotional, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms.

Older adults may be living with mental illnesses that they developed earlier in life (such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, or schizophrenia).They are also more likely to develop cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer disease or other forms of dementia that can make it harder to manage previously diagnosed health problems, alter personality and behaviors, and require specific treatment.

our clinicians will be experts in older adult mental health, including treatment, and education for conditions both unique to older adults (like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairment) and those with unique challenges for people in this age group (such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety).Symptoms may include memory loss, mood disturbances, anxiety, difficulty coping with losses and transitions, or behavioral conditions that interfere with care at home or in a long-term care setting.

Psychiatric care of older adults can include managing the normal effects of mental and physical changes of aging, but also focuses on the psychological and neurological changes that can worsen as the body and brain get older. According to the World Health Organization, mental health and neurological disorders among older adults account for 6.6% of the total disability for this age group, and approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over live with a mental health disorder.

To maximize the gains made by patients in the program, the treatment addresses the psychiatric, medical, cognitive, social and familial issues contributing to the deterioration in functioning concurrently. These gains are accomplished using a psycho-social approach based on the latest evidence-based treatments for this population. The physical environment will be designed to promote safety and assist the individuals in the treatment process. Because of the specialized services offered, these patients can receive more extensive organic medical workups, more structured cognitive assessment, age-sensitive and clinically appropriate aftercare referrals, monitoring of potential psychopharmacological side effects and integrated care specific to the geriatric patient.


The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Services are suitable for adults ages 50 and older with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms. These may include memory loss, mood disturbances, anxiety, difficulty coping with losses and transitions, or behavioral conditions that interfere with care at home or in a long-term care setting. Our programs are covered by most insurance providers and are appropriate for those who could benefit from short-term inpatient care.


We recognize that physical illnesses, medications, and the psychological and social stresses of aging can complicate diagnosis and treatment of late-life psychiatric difficulties. Our compassionate staff work with each of our patients and their families to develop an individualized plan of care.

Comprehensive evaluations are aimed at diagnosis and assessment of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive abilities. This leads to treatment plans that can be implemented both at the programs and at aftercare facilities when appropriate.

Our program’s multidisciplinary approach draws upon a full range of treatment methods and techniques, including psychiatric assessment, neuropsychological and psychological evaluations, individual and group therapy, behavioral interventions, medication evaluation and management, and psychosocial assessment.

Registered Nurse

Provides direct care to the patient and serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary team to develop a specialized care plan for each patient.

Responsibilities of the nurse include but are not limited to:

  • Personalized patient care
  • Assist in activities of daily living
  • Administer prescribed medications
  • Monitor for Poly pharmacological issues and symptoms
  • Advocate for patient and family
  • Provide patient and family education

Nurse practitioner

Provide uncomplicated ongoing health care and collaborate with physicians and other disciplines to develop a plan of care. Provide educational sessions to staff about caring for patients with dementia and other disorders. Provide counseling sessions and facilitate support groups for family members


Provide expert evaluation, diagnosis, and management of behavioral symptoms and comorbid illness.


Expert in evaluation and diagnosis of a full spectrum of cognitive disorders and behavioral manifestations of psychiatric disorders. Recommends and monitors medication therapy. Provides counseling for patient and family in coordination with other providers involved in the plan of care.

Social Worker

Conduct comprehensive, strengths-based assessment of individual and caregiver to develop a care plan. Link to community resources to address unmet needs. Coordinate community care with hospital and nursing facility discharge planners. Educate and counsel throughout the disease process. Advocacy activities per patients need. Establish and facilitate client and caregiver support groups.


Perform neuropsychological assessments for cognitive impairment or dementia and outcome measurement. Provide psychotherapy & group therapy. Provide end-of-life counseling and family support services.


Optimize pharmacotherapeutic regiment. Recommend therapeutic options and monitor for adverse effects. Provide medication related information patient and caregiver. Provide assistance for improving medical adherence.

Recreational Therapist

Evaluate preserved capabilities and functional performance and determine the type of assistance, compensatory strategy, and environmental modification needed to successfully & safely complete activities. Provide caregiver training in problem-solving, task simplification, communication, & stress-reduction techniques to ease caregiver's burden.


Encourage independent eating, educate on the importance of fluid intake, and provide foods that are ethnically and culturally appropriate.

Caregiver and Family Member

Provide nuances of behavior and physical states of a person with dementia. Help team defines realistic goals. Shares effective strategies for interacting with patients upon discharge. Provide Caregivers treatment plan and sense of how receptive patient will be with a treatment plan.


PProvides insights on his/her daily routines, needs, abilities, interests, preferences

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