Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital Geriatric Review
Acadia’s Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital is a psychiatric facility located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Treatment at this location includes mental and behavioral health issues and co-occurring disorder treatment for all ages. The geriatric program includes residential care for those who are 65 and older, and dealing with mood disturbances, cognitive impairment, depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal tendencies and more. The age appropriate treatment includes evidence-based therapies, medication management and other modalities.
Accommodations and Food
The geriatric wing of the facility offers 24 beds. The bedrooms are double occupancy with en suite bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and offer amenities designed to accommodate older clients. The geriatric wing is separated from the other units in order to provide the highest level of comfort to the clients.
The meals are served on the unit. The three meals per day are prepared by kitchen staff. A staff dietitian creates the nutritious and balanced meals.
Treatment and Staff
Clients in this program can be admitted on a voluntary or involuntary basis. Referrals are accepted from a variety of agencies including hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and crisis response teams.
Medication management is provided according to need. Senior clients meet with nurse practitioners and psychiatrists who assess their progress with medications. Individual therapy sessions are available upon request or need. There are also group sessions provided throughout the day. These groups address issues that are common amongst this age group. These topics include grief and loss, managing anger, disease education, managing stress, setting up healthy boundaries and improving communication.
Additional elements to the geriatric program include mobility therapy. This level of care consists of physical and occupational therapy. Staff works with clients to maintain their physical health. Treatment approaches include CBT, DBT, EMDR and mindfulness.
The staff that tends to the geriatric clients includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, behavioral health techs, LCSWs, nurses, medical doctors and psychiatrists.
Every client’s treatment plan includes planning for aftercare. Aftercare includes long term support and continued communication with clients’ families and staff.
The specialized geriatric program at Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital offers specific care for older clients. The program is age appropriate and caring while remaining structured. Throughout this program clients experience many different treatment approaches and collaborative coordination with the proper caregivers.
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital Location
804 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital Cost
Call for details. Insurance is accepted. Reach Acadia Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital by phone at (844) 329-1251.
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