Acute In-Patient Geriatric Behavioral Health

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
  • Rehabilitation
  • 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.

Conditions Treated

We diagnose and treat the emotional, behavioral, and mental issues that may occur in the elderly population:

  • Depression
  • Sleep, appetite disturbances
  • Confusion, disorientation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety, panic attacks
  • Behavioral changes
  • Agitation, anger, aggression in mild/moderate dementia
  • Hallucinations, delusions
  • Alzheimer’s Disease with concurrent psychiatric symptoms

Services Offered

  • Group therapy
  • Activities
  • Recreational therapy
  • Spiritual enrichment
  • Family meetings
  • Secure Unit with 24-hour monitoring

Our Inter-disciplinary Team Includes:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Internists
  • Social Workers
  • Nurses
  • Activity Therapist
  • Nutritionist
  • Pharmacist

Additional Requests by Patients:

  • Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Chaplain

For more information, please call (915) 577-6397.

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