Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric Inpatient PsychiatryThe Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program at Dallas Behavioral Hospital is designed to treat acute mental health disorders in adults age 55 and over. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Personalized treatment is provided utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, including active participation in group therapy, individual therapy and activity therapy. Patients and families receive education on specific disorders, medications and effective coping strategies. 

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Treatment is provided for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and mild memory loss.  An interdisciplinary team experienced in elderly psychiatric treatment collaborates to help return patients to their best possible state of health.

Treatment Team

Our treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, medical physicians, psychologist, pharmacist, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social worker, clinical dietitian and a recreation therapist. The treatment team works together to formulate and implement an individualized treatment plan.

Communication with the patient’s primary care physician happens before, during and after treatment. Discharge planning is coordinated with regard to individual needs, with follow-up services as appropriate.  Many of our patients “step down” to other levels of care offered at Dallas Behavioral Health – which include Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programming.

Overview of Services 

  • Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Family participation
  • Coping and life skill training
  • Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
  • Art and expressive therapy
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Medication management and education
  • Discharge planning

Referral

Anyone can make an inquiry call to the Geriatric Psychiatry Program. If an individual is not appropriate for treatment, staff will direct the caller to appropriate services. The Geriatric Psychiatry staff works closely with family, the referring physician and any agencies involved in caring for the individual.

 

 

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