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Division of Geriatric Psychiatry

Older Adult Unit

The Older Adult Unit is an inpatient service for the evaluation and treatment of patients age 50 and older with a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and thought disorders. We also treat individuals coping with loss, bereavement, and changes in functioning. Families are closely involved and participate during the hospitalization. For more information or to make a referral, please call 800.333.0338.

Our interdisciplinary team of expert clinicians and support staff have chosen geriatrics as their specialty and pride themselves on providing compassionate and efficient care. We work together to collaborate with patients and families to provide first-class treatment in a comfortable environment.

The program is tailored to meet the needs of each patient with the goal of providing diagnostic clarification, symptom relief, patient and family education, development of an aftercare plan, and strategies to enhance quality of life. The average length of stay is between 7 and 14 days.

The main components of treatment include diagnostic evaluation, solution focused treatment, medication evaluation and management, group therapy, behavioral strategies, and aftercare planning. Consultation services are also available such as internal medicine, neurology, imaging, rehabilitation medicine, nutrition services, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).