Growing older does not always come easy. There are losses, both physical and mental, but happiness should never have to be given up. The new Geriatric Behavioral Unit (GBU), located at Providence Memorial Campus, consists of 18 private rooms for
both male and female patients who are 65 years old or older.
Our GBU is designed and staffed to provide a calming/soothing environment with patient safety and security in mind. Each patient will receive individual treatment planning which includes:
Assessment and diagnosis
Medical stabilization supervision
Activities of daily living
Patient and family education/involvement and recreation
The length of stay in our geriatric program will be determined by the individual patient care needs. Patient referrals for services may be made by anyone (family member, primary care physician, nursing home staff, Pastor, friend, neighbor) and professional
assessment of need will be arranged.
We diagnose and treat the emotional, behavioral, and mental issues that may occur in the elderly population:
Sleep, appetite disturbances
Anxiety, panic attacks
Agitation, anger, aggression in mild/moderate dementia
Alzheimer’s Disease with concurrent psychiatric symptoms
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