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The Behavioral Health Unit at Indiana Regional Medical Center is an inpatient unit for people ages 55 and older. At the center, comprehensive care is available for patients experiencing acute emotional/behavioral problems—including those complicated by medical or neurological problems and their families—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Patient needs are identified through an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment approach. The initial assessment is free and can be conducted at the medical center, at your residence, or at a personal care home or skilled nursing facility. The interdisciplinary treatment team consists of physicians, registered nurses, social workers/therapists and other professionals involved in the patient’s care. When appropriate, the patient’s family or caregivers are invited to join the treatment team.
A psychiatrist and primary care physician coordinate admissions to the center to ensure that comprehensive assessments and care are provided. The Behavioral Health Unit creates a structured environment for patients and also serves their families, caregivers, community agencies, medical center employees, physicians and students.
- Psychiatric and medical care.
- Professional nursing care.
- Individual and group therapy.
- Occupational therapy, physical therapy and therapeutic activities.
- Emergency assessment and treatment.
- Interdepartmental collaboration to support the vision, mission and values of Indiana Regional Medical Center.
For family members and friends, knowing when an older adult can benefit from behavioral health assessment and treatment can be difficult. Recognizing these signs and symptoms may help:
- Problems adjusting to the stresses of aging.
- Poor concentration.
- Forgetfulness or memory loss.
- Increased confusion.
- Depressed mood.
- Prolonged grieving.
- Social withdrawal.
- Loss of interest in appearance.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Significant changes in appetite.
- Significant fluctuations in weight.
- Preoccupation with death.
Hours: 24 hours a day
the following quiz to see if you or someone you care about may have depression.