The Senior Behavioral Health Department at Good Samaritan Hospital is set in a home-like, relaxing environment. The TriHealth senior inpatient program addresses the psychological, medical emotional and spiritual needs of Greater Cincinnati's older adults.
Treatment: How it Works
The focus of treatment in the Senior Behavioral Health Department is crisis stabilization, which is defined as:
- Intensive assessment and symptom management, and treatment for acute psychiatric disorders with problem-focused interventions combined with education about symptom management, medications and community resources.
The goal of inpatient treatment is to stabilize behaviors to maximize independence and functioning by engaging the patient (and, when appropriate, the family, support system and care providers) in individualized treatment planning and discharge planning.
- 27-bed unit secure unit adapted to the needs of older adults
- 24-hour care on a secure unit for safety and stabilization
- Crisis stabilization treatment model-intensive assessment, symptom management and treatment for severe psychiatric disorders or behavioral disturbances associated with dementia
- Physicians fellowship trained in geriatric medicine and psychiatry, and staff specially trained in senior behavioral health care
- Interdisciplinary treatment team also includes Nursing, Social Work, Occupational Therapists/Recreational Therapists
- Additional services include assessment by Nutritionist, and access to Physical Therapists, Respiratory Therapists.
- Treatment for complex medical issues while receiving psychiatric care
- Social work assistance with advance directives, discharge planning with long-term care placement or coordination with in-home care providers
The Good Samaritan Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Department is a Medicare and Medicaid provider. Most private insurance plans are also accepted.