Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Health Programs in Atlanta, GA

Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital’s geriatric inpatient program offers personalized care for older adults who have been experiencing mental health challenges. At our comprehensive treatment center in Norcross, Georgia, near Atlanta, older adult men and women can receive age-appropriate mental health services in a safe and supportive environment.

What Is Geriatric Inpatient Treatment?

Get the facts about geriatric inpatient treatment at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital

Our geriatric inpatient program is a short-term treatment experience for older adults whose lives have been impacted by mental illness.

The geriatric inpatient program provides age-appropriate interventions with the goal of helping older adults achieve the level of stabilization that will allow them to return home or transition to a less intensive level of care.

While they are participating in geriatric inpatient treatment at our center in Norcross, Georgia, older adults receive round-the-clock care and supervision.

How Does This Program Help Older Adults?

Discover how our geriatric inpatient program benefits older adults

Mental health crises impact individuals in unique ways. At Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand that the best way to help individuals in need is to provide a personalized treatment experience that is customized according to their specific needs. In order to provide the optimal care for older adults, we offer age-appropriate services via our geriatric treatment program.

The geriatric program benefits older adults by providing them with a supportive treatment environment that is designed specifically for them. Issues such as grief and loss, memory problems, significant life changes, struggles to maintain independence, physical health concerns, and other age-related challenges are incorporated into treatment in the geriatric program.

While they are receiving geriatric treatment services at Lakeview, patients work with compassionate professionals whose training and experience have prepared them to help older adults.

What Types of Disorders Are Treated in the Geriatric Program?

Geriatric treatment can help older adults with a variety of mental health disorders

All admissions decisions for our geriatric program are based upon a detailed assessment of each patient’s needs. In general, geriatric mental health treatment services at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital are designed for older adults who have been struggling with age-related challenges such as the following:

  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Medically complex mental health disorders

Please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list of all mental health disorders that a patient may receive care for in our geriatric inpatient program.

For example, depending upon the severity of symptoms and other individual factors, our geriatric inpatient treatment services may be optimal for older adults who have been struggling with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and a host of other challenges.

Prior to being admitted into our geriatric program, you or your loved one will complete a thorough assessment to ensure that your treatment team has identified and is prepared to treat all of the issues that have been negatively impacting your life. If, in the course of this assessment, we determine that our geriatric treatment services aren’t an optimal fit for you or your loved one, we’ll refer you to the treatment provider that can best meet your needs.

What Specialized Services Are Included in the Geriatric Program?

Our geriatric program features a wide range of specialized treatment services

As is the case with all levels of care and treatment programs at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital, each person who heals in our geriatric program will follow a personalized treatment plan. This plan will be based upon a thorough assessment of the patient’s needs and goals.

Depending upon those factors, older adults who are admitted into geriatric inpatient treatment at Lakeview may receive the following specialized services:

  • Medication management services
  • Neurocognitive assessments
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Experiential therapy
  • Specialized treatment for dementia and related disorders
  • Intravenous hydration therapy
  • Physical therapy and a specialized fall prevention program (coming soon)

We are also prepared to provide general medical care and detoxification services on an as-needed basis to older adults who are accepted into our geriatric inpatient program.

Who Provides Care in the Geriatric Program?

Meet the dedicated professionals who provide care in our geriatric program

When you or a loved one enters our geriatric treatment program, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced and compassionate professionals. Depending upon your needs and goals, or those of your loved one, treatment may be provided by the following experts:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Master’s-level clinicians
  • Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Mental health specialists

In addition to possessing significant knowledge from within their chosen fields of expertise, all caregivers in the geriatric inpatient program have also been trained to provide the highest quality of age-appropriate services to older adults.

What Happens After a Patient Completes the Geriatric Program?

Detailed discharge plans promote continued healing after patients complete our geriatric program

A short-term stay in our geriatric treatment program can be an essential experience for older adults who have been dealing with a mental health crisis. However, we understand that most men and women will need some level of continuing support so that they can maintain the progress that they made while in our care.

For this reason, each person who completes treatment in our geriatric program will receive a detailed discharge plan prior to the end of their stay at Lakeview Behavioral Health Hospital.

Depending upon the individual’s needs, goals, and progress while in our care, this discharge plan may include referrals to step-down levels of care, connections with community-based organizations, and identification of other resources that will help the patient achieve the highest quality of life.