The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program at Dallas Behavioral Healthcare 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.
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.
Our treatment team consists of a psychiatrist, medical physicians, psychiatric doctor trained in geriatric care, pharmacist, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social worker, clinical dietitian and a recreation therapist. The geriatric psychiatric 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 sub-acute levels of care offered at Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital – which include Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programming. Our older adult outpatient program is called “Reflections” and is now accepting new patients.
Overview of Geriatric Psychiatric Services
- Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
- Individualized treatment plan
- Family Participation
- Coping and life skill training
- Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
- Art, Music and Expressive therapy
- Yoga Therapy
- Pet Therapy
- Medication Management and Education
- Discharge Planning
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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Our team of board certified psychiatrists in Dallas are ready to assist if you or your loved one is in need of quality geriatric care. Please call 877-510-1909 or contact us to start your road to recovery.
Dallas Behavioral Geriatric Mental Health Facilities
A center of excellence in providing geriatric mental health stabilization and dual diagnosis treatments, Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital is conveniently located in Dallas County. Conveniently located in the Best Southwest region, the facility is a short drive from many local cities and communities. If you’re searching outside of the Dallas area, as a part of the Aurora Behavioral Health Care system, we are proudly located in three additional Texas cities and six states. All of our facilities are committed to providing excellence in quality patient care.