Geriatric psychiatry services provide comprehensive care for adults 55 and older. Common services in the geriatric services program include evaluation and differential diagnosis of acute emotional and behavioral problems such as mood disorders, dementia psychosis and complex behavioral disturbances that may be associated with underlying medical illnesses.
The Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit is an acute-care setting facility where geriatric patients are evaluated and stabilized. The team provides patients and families with education and treatment to ensure a smooth transition back to the community. The Geriatric Psychiatry Unit has expertise in Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and provides this service within both the inpatient and outpatient settings.