Springwoods Behavioral Hospital

Senior Adult Unit

Inpatient Services for Senior Adults

Mental illness affects older adults just as it does other age groups. But with seniors it is often ignored or overlooked as a ‘normal’ part of the aging process. Life challenges such as decreased physical and mental capabilities, the inability to live independently or the loss of a lifetime companion are problems sometimes too severe for an older adult to manage on their own. The family may be the first to notice changes in his/her behavior. Warning signs that could indicate the need for treatment include:

  • Anxiety/Agitation
  • Confusion/disorientation
  • depression
  • fear/paranoia
  • fluctuations in weight
  • hallucinations/delusions
  • increase in alcohol or medication use
  • loss of interest in appearance
  • memory loss
  • mood swings
  • sleep disturbances
  • social withdrawal
  • suicidal thoughts
  • wandering

Although older adults may frequently experience these behaviors, in many cases the true cause may be psycho-physiologic and, therefore, very treatable. If you suspect these issues have become difficult to manage, please schedule an assessment with a mental health professional.

If you would like to speak to a specialist about yourself or a loved one, we are available.
Free Confidential 24-Hour Assessments 888.521.6014 TOLL FREE

Program Overview

Springwoods’ Senior Adult Program is an acute geriatric psychiatric service which addresses the needs of senior citizens. Through a combination of therapies, activities and education, we encourage patients to regain as much independence as possible. We recognize that each person has unique needs. These needs are addressed through an individually tailored treatment plan that will offer a variety of daily programs and activities including:

  • group counseling
  • individual therapy
  • medication management
  • recreational activities
  • discharge planning
  • continued care planning

Multi-Disciplinary Team

A team of healthcare professionals, trained to deal with the unique needs of older adults provides cohesive, high quality treatment for each patient. Teams include:

  • Psychiatrist
  • team of internal medicine physicians
  • nurses
  • dietitian
  • psychologists
  • social workers/therapists
  • recreational therapists

Patient/Visitor Information

Incoming calls for the Senior Adult unit are daily, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Visiting hours for the unit are held:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Download Senior Adult Program Visitation Form

Assessment and Referrals

Springwoods Behavioral Health accepts referrals from the professional community (doctors, hospitals, therapists, social workers, nurses, schools, courts and community agencies) as well as from families.

Qualified assessment and referral staff perform assessments 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, at no charge. Each assessment is evaluated by a physician who recommends the appropriate level of care for treatment. Recommendations are then discussed with the patient/family to assist in making an informed decision about treatment.

Springwoods Behavioral Health is a provider for most insurance/managed care plans, as well as Medicare.

If you would like to speak to a specialist about yourself or a loved one, we are available.
Free Confidential 24-Hour Assessments 888.521.6014 TOLL FREE