PROFESSIONAL
SENIOR CARE

The Senior Care Unit is often mistaken as a senior nursing facility, but is an acute hospital setting that's considered a psychiatric unit rather than for the general retired population.

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Patients are often treated with effective therapy, medication and coping skills to help maintain or improve independence to provide a more satisfying lifestyle. Warning signs that may indicate a need for treatment in the Senior Care Unit include:

  • disorientation
  • depression
  • severe memory loss
  • hallucinations
  • increased social withdrawal
  • suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • sleep disturbances
  • extreme fluctuations in weight
  • loss of interest in appearance or self care
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • poor concentration
  • prolonged grieving

Aging presents challenges that some older adults may find difficult to overcome.

The loss of lifetime companions, decreased physical and mental capabilities, and the resulting loss of independence can be overwhelming. The loses accompanying aging can lead to confusion, depression and other behavioral problems that require additional assistance.

 

With more than 50 years of collective experience, our nursing staff specializes in the care of geriatric psychiatric patients.

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Dr. Ranga Thalluri, Geriatric Psychiatrist
  • psychiatric nurses
  • certified behavioral health nurse practitioner
  • social workers
  • physical, occupational and recreational therapists
  • hospitalists for medical treatment
  • chaplains
  • pharmacists
  • registered dietitians

For more information about the Senior Care Unit, call 330-596-7650.