Geropsychiatric Inpatient Unit
Many factors influence the mental health and well-being of older adults. Geropsychiatric care helps to address changes brought on by the aging process that can be challenging, overwhelming, and sometimes debilitating. Our services seek to offer comfort to seniors suffering from emotional and psychological distresses such as depression, anxiety, grief, changes or problems with medication, and psychiatric disorders in combination with other medical conditions.
Becoming aware of and understanding how the aging process can affect a person’s mental and physical health is an important step of the healing process. Our Geropsychiatric unit combines a safe environment, a structured and supportive social setting, intense psychiatric and psychological therapeutic interventions, and medical services to help seniors achieve their optimal level of functioning.
Our 10-bed facility provides short-term intensive treatment for the elderly who suffer from acute psychiatric disorders, cognitive impairment, and age-related physiological disabilities.
Our treatments include:
- Admission screening
- Comprehensive evaluation and assessment
- Individual treatment planning
- Individual and family therapy
- Group therapy (occupational and activity)
- Medication management
- Discharge planning
- Outreach and referral for aftercare
- Family and caregiver support
If you have a loved one that could benefit from our care, please call 229-891-9194.
Sterling Group Senior Wellness
At Sterling Group Senior Wellness Program, we provide older adults with quality behavioral healthcare. Patients that come to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) typically have Medicare Part B and a diagnosis such as Major Depressive Disorder and/or Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Our staff utilizes a multidisciplinary treatment team including a psychiatrist, a therapist, and a registered nurse to develop an individualized plan of treatment for each patient. Our Goal is to provide a safe environment for our patients to come and share their feelings with others that are experiencing similar issues.
Sterling Group Psychiatry
Psychiatry is a medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders including mood swings, general behavior, cognition, perception and more. Initial psychiatric assessments typically begins with the layout of an overall case history and mental status examination, and can sometimes also include physical examinations and psychological tests if/as needed.