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Senior Behavioral Health is designed for persons (55 years and older) with symptoms and/or behaviors that are interfering with social, vocational, or educational functioning: persons who have not benefited greatly through other treatment options, or for persons who are experiencing an emotional decline and mental changes like:

  • Lack of Energy or Motivation
  • Avoiding Family and Friends
  • Constant Worrying
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Poor Appetite
  • Confused Thinking
  • Feelings of Sadness or Loneliness
  • Loss of Interest in Daily Activities
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Change in Temperament

Indicators for inpatient care include:

  • Suicidal or Homicidal Thinking
  • Hallucinations and Delusions
  • Destructive/Aggressive Behavior
  • Need for Adjustment of Psychotropic Medications requiring Skilled Observation
  • Medical Conditions affected by Psychiatric Symptoms

Our Approach
With our care at Girard Medical Center, we believe in the team approach. We work with the patient and his/her family or caregiver(s) under the guidance of our multi-disciplinary team. Nurses, social workers, mental health and rehabilitation staff, along with the psychiatrist and other physicians help to provide you with individualized care that stresses dignity and respect. Our goal is to help you live life to its fullest. The short-stay allows for around-the-clock oversight and treatment of behavioral disturbances affecting an individual's functioning.

A referral may come from yourself, a family member, or a health professional. Senior Behavioral Health can provide a clinical evaluation – at no cost – to determine the need for treatment. Admission to the program will be offered only to those persons a physician has determined require inpatient care and who will be able to actively participate in treatment.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Program Director, Beth Simpson

Community Outreach Coordinator, Mike Willis 

Phone: 620.724.7288 Outpatient • 620.724.7399 Inpatient

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