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Joint Commission

Geriatric Inpatient

Stabilization and the healing process begin in a state-of-the-art safe and therapeutic environment. The unit has been designed to ensure that physical safety and personal dignity and paramount. This new, specialized program recognizes individual potential for behavioral change through education and treatment.

Family and extended family are integral parts of care and are included in all areas of treatment for those who suffer from a psychiatric disorder.

Individuals should meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Potential danger to self, others or property
  • Emotional or adjustment issues
  • Impaired reality testing accompanied by disordered behavior and/or affect
  • Excessive use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Severe and/or incapacitating anxiety and/or depression

This program is designed for the treatment of psychiatric disorders that commonly occur in our aging population. On the Geriatric Adult Program our patients are surrounded by a caring and supportive interdisciplinary healthcare team of professionals. Our team of professionals understand the aging process. We are able to address our patient's physical needs, as well as their emotional problems. We take into consideration the flood of feelings families undergo during this stormy time.

Patients appropriate for the Geriatric Program may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:

  • Major Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress Related Disorders
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Hallucinations, and/or Psychotic Episodes
  • Suicidal/Homicidal Ideation and/or Attempts
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Medically Related Issues Specific to this Age Group
  • Substance Abuse Disorders

The program focuses on the strengths of each patient in a highly supportive environment which encourages each individual to attain the highest level of functioning possible.

Physical safety and individual treatment are paramount. The program recognizes individual potential for behavioral change through education and treatment. Family members and significant others are an integral part of care and are included in all areas of treatment, including discharge planning.

The team considers the individual's physical, emotional, social and safety needs when recommending future care.

Therapies provided include:

  • Activity Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Patient Rights
  • Nutrition Groups
  • Communication Groups
  • Self Care Groups
  • Medication Groups
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Discharge and Aftercare Planning

After discharge, patients may choose to take advantage of a wide variety of follow-up and outpatient services offered by the hospital.

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We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral Specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 727.541.2646. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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