Behavioral Health Program for Seniors
Older adults often have complex needs and experience physical and lifestyle changes that can adversely affect their emotional wellness. Psychiatric and behavioral concerns and complex medical issues often accompany the aging process, making the diagnosis and treatment of seniors uniquely challenging for behavioral health professionals.
Friends Hospital has offered psychiatric care specific to the needs of older adults for more than 30 years, and was one of the first behavioral health facilities in the country to offer specialized care for seniors. Our mission to help older patients begin the journey to wellness by identifying and understanding the physical and social stressors that affect older adults.
Age-Sensitive Treatment Team
The staff at Friends Hospital work as an interdisciplinary team to treat a broad range of psychiatric problems associated with aging. Age-sensitive treatment and discharge planning help our patients regain a sense of independence and preserve their quality of life.
The older adult treatment team is comprised of a psychiatrist, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, expressive arts therapists, certified addiction counselors and other mental health professionals.
Older Adult Program Components
- Treatment for all major psychiatric disorders including behavioral symptoms related to dementia
- Holistic and patient-centered approach specifically designed for older adults
- Age-sensitive, individualized treatment
- Wellness and discharge plans
- Treatment for co-occurring substance issues
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Private bedrooms with unit access to an enclosed outside courtyard