For seniors suffering from depression, anxiety, grief or other
problems associated with mental illness, Baptist Medical Center has
an inpatient program, Senior Behavioral Health Services, designed
to address their specific needs.
The unit, located on Unit 5A in Baptist
Medical Center, is within a secured area, accessible by keypad
entry. All meals and therapy are provided to patients within the
unit. Medicare and most major health plans provide coverage.
For short term admission, a person must
meet one or more of the following criteria:
Baptist's Senior Behavioral Health
Services provides patients with inpatient treatment seven days a
week. Patients see a psychiatrist on a daily basis; family members
are invited to attend a multi-disciplinary meeting to plan and
evaluate treatment. Occupational and physical therapy are also
provided on a consultation basis.
Each patient is given a medical evaluation
upon admission into this medically supervised program. The
patient's personal physician can follow the patient medically
during his or her stay on the unit.
Physicians, healthcare professionals,
nursing care facilities or agencies or family members may make
referrals to the unit.
For more information about the Senior Behavioral Health Services
program, call 601-968-1051.
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