Geriatric psychiatry is a health resource that's more important than ever. Advances in medicine are making good physical health for the elderly the rule rather than the exception. But with this comes the need for specialized mental health services for the older adult who contend with dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer's Disease.
That's why it's good to know that, at Fatima Hospital, there's a special place for the elderly who face a mental health issue. Our newly renovated 21-bed Geriatric Psychiatry Unit offers the best care for seniors who are coping with changes in mental status, depression, mood disorder or dementia.
Our staff of board certified geriatric psychiatrists works with a team of experienced, compassionate nurse professionals, including advanced practice registered nurses, as well as therapists and other support staff, to provide short-term stabilization or more comprehensive treatment for patients in a warm and reassuring environment.
Just as important is that, as an acute care hospital, we provide direct access to care for the serious medical issues that often accompany aging, such as diabetes, chronic heart disease, or cerebrovascular issues.
You may know someone in your life who needs our help. For more information on our Geriatric Psychiatry Services or a referral, call 456-3060.