Rolling Hills Hospital offers specialized acute geriatric psychiatric care for adults 50 years or older who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms that significantly impair their social, occupational or other areas of functioning. The Older Adult & Geriatric Treatment Program provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment of common late-life psychiatric disorders including depression, incapacitating anxiety, severe emotional aspects of physical illness, paranoia, fearfulness and late-life schizophrenia or psychosis.
Symptoms can occur as a result of significant changes in one’s life such as death of a loved one, loss of independence, loss of mobility and/or financial hardship. Co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family issues, social concerns and environmental issues are integrated into a comprehensive program of care. The multidisciplinary treatment team of the Older Adult and Geriatric Treatment Program includes geriatric psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers and therapeutic activities staff. The goal of the Older Adult & Geriatric Treatment Program is to quickly and compassionately assess the behavioral and medical needs of each patient and guide the patient and family to healthier and more effective coping strategies. Daily programming is structured and diverse.
- Specialized medical evaluation
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Assessment of daily living skills
- Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), when indicated
- Recreational therapy
- Family support and consultation
- Group therapy
- Continuity of care and discharge planning
Seniors should not be afraid to seek psychiatric treatment. The Older Adult & Geriatric Treatment Program at Rolling Hills Hospital offers treatment services that will help older adults and their families achieve and maintain a healthy emotional lifestyle. Let the professionals of Rolling Hills Hospital assist you in achieving maximum potential at this stage and reconnect you to a happier life.