If you need to talk or request a referral, call us at (844) 423-4283.
Our Senior Behavioral Health is dedicated to helping older adults with mental health concerns receive the skills needed for a strong foundation for recovery. Seniors should be aware that the potential of developing mental health issues such as irritability, sadness, anxiety or memory loss may increase with age - but that doesn't mean they are an inevitable part of growing older.
Working in close partnership with patients and caregivers, our staff and clinicians provide high quality care tailored to each individual's needs. Our multidisciplinary team of board certified psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and therapists have been carefully selected and specifically trained based on their experience and passion for working with seniors from diverse backgrounds. These advances are at the core of the Inpatient and Outpatient programs offered by the Senior Program for Behavioral Health.
- Therapy occurs 7 days a week
- Tailored to the Senior Population
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy based
- Validation and Reminiscence Therapy (a way of communicating with patients with cognitive impairment)
- Stress Management
- Grief and Loss
- Recreational, Art and Music
Tele-Mental Health Assessments
Through audiovisual equipment, a mental health professional from this campus can assess a patient at any of our satellite campuses.
A step down from hospitalization or partial hospitalization
- Partial Hospitalization Program - Designed for individuals who would benefit from a highly structured intensive treatment but do not require 24 hour inpatient care
- Intensive Outpatient Program - a step up from routine outpatient or a step down from an inpatient stay.
- Planning begins upon admission with our team assessing and working towards the best environment for the patient upon their discharge.
How to Refer?
Our Access Response Center (ARC) is available 24/7 to community partners, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals etc. to initiate the referral process by giving some basic information. This number will put callers in touch with our intake nurse or other qualified individual who will complete the pre-admission intake form. CALL: 727-423-4283
When is Help Needed?
- Life stress trauma
- Depression, hopelessness, loss of motivation or care for self
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
- Relationship problems
- Aging and transitional coping
- Frequent crying for extended periods
- Deterioration of sleep, or sleeping excessively
- Worry/fears/anxiety or excessive preoccupation with physical complaints
- Isolating, significant change or drastic decrease in socialization
- Loss of appetite sufficient to maintain one’s health , or severe decrease in eating
- Wishing one was dead or could go to sleep and not wake up
- Inability to adjust or recover from loss or life changes such as:
- A loss of a relationship (spouse, sibling, child or significant other)
- Loss of home or finances
- Diagnosis of a terminal illness or
- Loss of emotional or physical independence
- Disruptions or disinterest in daily activities such as the inability to socialize, work or perform daily chores
- Delusional thought process or hearing voices
- Suspicious or unrealistic fears
This step in the admission process can be emotional for family and caregivers and a quiet place during the intake process is important.
Quiet Activity Room
A place to promote relaxation, meditation, reading, talking, crossword puzzles, small games.
Open Nurses Station
Designed as an open nurse's station where patients can approach our clinical team without the feeling of barriers and allows time for interaction by the staff.
Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothes and staff will provide laundry assistance as needed.
Semi Private Rooms
- Handicap accessible bathroom/shower
- Psychiatric Safe Medical Beds
- Designed with tamper resistant light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and toilet accessories
- Virtual Bed Monitoring – using motion detection software, nurses ‘draw’ invisible motion-sensitive borders around the patients bed on a monitor. This activates virtual bed rails. When outward movement by the patient breaks the barrier, a trigger is activated sending a visual and audible alarm to the staff.
- Door signage that allows for personalization with photos and names.
- The dining room is designed to encourage social interaction and a familiar feel at meal times.
- A variety of snacks and nourishment options are available.
- Large handicap-accessible outdoor area with walking path
- Regular opportunities for fresh air
- Outside Therapy activities
- Dedicated times for our senior behavioral health patients
Take the First Step: Contact Us Anytime
Our behavioral health professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide immediate evaluations.
If you or someone you know may benefit from treatment or have questions, please contact our compassionate staff today at (844) 423-4283.