Accredited by the
Joint Commission

Geriatric


The Geriatric Psychiatric Program at Wellstone Regional Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for seniors who need intensive treatment.

The program addresses the special medical, psychiatric and emotional needs of older adults who need extensive assessment and management of their illness. Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and its relationship to possible medical problems is a primary focus.

Who Do We Serve?

This specialty program treats individuals who are coping with some of the following symptoms/conditions:

  • Severe depression and/or suicidal feelings.
  • Severe agitation, outbursts, or extreme impulsivity.
  • Inability to function in a lower level of care such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Severe confusion or disorientation not related to an acute medical condition.
  • Psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or hallucinations.
  • Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia requiring behavioral stabilization.

Treatment

Our program addresses the special physical and psychological needs of older adults who require extensive evaluation of their illness. The primary focus is accurate diagnosis and treatment of mental illness while understanding its holistic relationship with the rest of the body. Individualized treatment plans are developed by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians, case managers, recreational specialists, and other professionals.

Our treatment includes:

  • Thorough assessment and diagnosis
  • Medication management
  • Medical supervision
  • Specialized education for patient, family and caregivers
  • Recreational therapy and wellness activities
  • Facilitation of placement at discharge
  • 24 hour nursing care provided by RN
  • Individual, group and family therapies

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, physicians, health care providers, family members, and caregivers. Our evaluation department provides free confidential assessments and referrals.


Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week. Please call for a free assessment at 812.284.8000. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you prefer to contact us via email, please click here to fill out a request information form.

 

Wellstone Regional Hospital

2700 Vissing Park Rd | Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812.284.8000 | 877.999.WELL

"Quality Care and Peace of Mind"


Physicians are on the medical staff of Wellstone Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Wellstone Hospital. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians.

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