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ACUTE ADULT & GERO-PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

Good Samaritan Hospital’s psychiatric unit has a comprehensive approach to mental health.

 

  • A 21 bed facility located next to the medical and surgical unit, which allows for 24 hour assistance from a doctor.

 

  • Inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults and elders who are 65 and up (with some exceptions) is provided.

 

  • Treatments offered includes complete assessment, short-term care, intensive treatment and discharge planning services to adults and older patients suffering from acute emotional health problems.

 

  • The patients we serve may come to the hospital voluntarily or they may be on involuntary holds, as we do have LPS designation.

Treatment Team & Plan

A treatment team is provided to each patient who is admitted to the hospital. Each team includes a psychiatrist, nurse, care manager and therapist. With the involvement and input of the patient, a customized treatment plan is developed to address the needs of the patient. Progress is reviewed daily with each patient and their assigned treatment team during the rounds with the Physician.

 

Program Goals

  • To provide comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment and diagnostic services

  • To treat acute psychiatric illness in older adults in a sensitive, caring manner

  • To assist patients in regaining and maintaining their highest level of functioning by emphasizing healthy coping skills

  • To assist patients and their families in identifying and obtaining necessary financial, social and medical resources

 

Program Services

  • Assessment

  • Psychiatric Supervision and Medication

  • Management Group Therapy

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Psycho-educational Groups

  • Validation and Reminiscence Therapy

  • Art and Music Therapy

  • Stress Management Groups

  • Socials Skills

  • Self-Awareness Groups

  • Relaxation Groups

  • Recreational Activities

  • Discharge Planning and Care Management

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