Geropsychiatric Specialty Care

Through this program, our skilled staff members quickly and professionally meet the needs of senior adults who require acute, short-term inpatient assessment and treatment.

The decision to place a loved one in geropsychiatric care is always difficult. Our health care team understands that difficulty, and we encourage family involvement in patient care. We strongly believe that a supportive, family-oriented environment is one of the first steps to successful treatment.

Access to geropsychiatric care requires only one call to hospital triage (252-847-8791). Once the patient is admitted, our staff will arrange an assessment and a treatment program. We accept involuntary commitments.

Our Geropsychiatric Program includes:

  • Separate, 14-bed unit
  • Full assessment
  • Medication management and adjustment
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • 7-day programming
  • Educational groups, including assertiveness, self-esteem, co-dependency, discharge planning, grief/loss, stress management, substance abuse, anger management and group therapy
  • Spirituality groups
  • Social work
  • Reality orientation
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Activities of daily living
  • Pharmacist involvement
  • Recreational therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Depending on the patient’s level of function, he or she may also participate in animal-assisted therapy, exercise/aquatic therapy and community re-entry.

We have someone available to answer your needs quickly. Call our triage office at 252-847-8791 or page 252-413-4117, and a psychiatric triage counselor will respond in 15 minutes or less.