For many older adults, the aging process comes with unique complications. Physical problems, medications and social pressures can make diagnosis and treatment of late-life behavioral health issues very difficult. Parkwood Behavioral Health System’s older adult unit provides specialized acute care for adults age 50 and older who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis.
Our multidisciplinary team provides medications management, attention to medical issues, cognitive sensory integration, group therapy and recreational therapy in a structured environment. Patients receive thorough evaluations of their emotional, behavioral and cognitive abilities to determine an appropriate diagnosis. Treatment planning involves coordinated care with an appropriate outpatient provider upon discharge. We work closely with families and referral sources to help maintain symptom improvement after the patient leaves the unit.
Patients’ families will be provided with caregiver education and support to determine the most appropriate after-care options. Our staff also consults and coordinates care with referrals while patients are on the unit and provides concrete treatment recommendations for implementation after discharge. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.