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Seniors Psychiatry Program

 

The seniors psychiatry program at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center offers a dedicated and compassionate inpatient mental health treatment program for older adults. The program assists patients, their families, nursing facilities, and medical professionals by providing assessment and treatment of acute psychiatric disorders.

Program philosophy

The seniors psychiatry program is specially designed for the older adult. The unit is separate from the other treatment programs, and the staff has been trained for the unique problems associated with treating seniors. Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center's affiliation with Loma Linda University Medical Center gives patients access to specialists in all areas of medicine including neurology, cardiology, and internal medicine.

Treatment components

  • A multidisciplinary medical treatment team
  • Prompt and courteous communication with families, caregivers, nursing facilities, and health professionals
  • Individual psychiatric care
  • Structured therapeutic environment
  • Group therapy
  • Medication monitoring
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Caregiver support group
  • Outpatient planning
Reasons for admission 
  • Anger
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Behavior problems related to Alzheimer's disease
  • Crying/hopelessness
  • Acute psychiatric disorders
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Medication problems
  • Changes in health that adversely affect emotional functioning
  • Decrease in ability to care for self
  • Withdrawal
Treatment team members
  • Geropsychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Clinical dietitian
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chaplain

 

For more information
Program information: (909) 558-9275

 

Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center
1710 Barton Road
Redlands, CA 92373

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