Specialized Older Adult Care

How does Haven Behavioral Hospital of Phoenix provide Specialized Older Adult Care services?

At Haven Behavioral Hospital of Phoenix’s older adult unit, the focus is solely on the treatment of older adults. Haven believes that the surroundings and treatment options for older adults are very distinctive and should be treated as such. The patient care areas are designed with special lighting, wall colors, hand rails and flooring to make patients as comfortable as possible. No two patients are exactly alike, so the physicians, social workers, nurses and activity therapists work as a treatment team, in conjunction with the patient and family, to identify the best plan of care for the patient.

How Common are Mental Disorders in Older Adults?

The aging patient is often dealing with psychiatric conditions, as well as physical symptoms from medical conditions.  Haven provides programming geared for the older adult who is dealing with depression, anxiety and symptoms that are shown to benefit from didactical therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.

Haven also recognizes the importance of family involvement to therapy.  Our programs encourage visitation on a regular basis, and the social work team provides regular educational topics during the week for patient families.

 


Sources:

Karel, M. J., Gatz, M., Smyer, M. (2012). Aging and mental health in the decade ahead: What psychologists need to know. American Psychologist. Vol. 67 (184-198).
www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/aging/mental-health.aspx

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