Acute Geriatric Psychiatric Unit
Psychiatric patients requiring hospitalization often have medical problems as well. It’s a complicated situation that calls for special expertise. Masonicare responds with a comforting environment designed to put these patients at ease. A specially trained multi-disciplinary team work to evaluate mental and physical needs, coordinate care, and apply Masonicare’s vast array of resources.
What is the Geriatric Psychiatric & Mental Health Unit?
The team is led by psychiatrists trained in the evaluation and management of complex mental-health interventions. They are supported by social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists, all dedicated to improving patient health. Consultation is readily available through the medical consultants. Additionally, if deemed necessary by the treatment team, specialty services are available to provide expert advice to the treatment team.
Whom We Help
Patients, generally over the age of 55, with acute psychiatric symptoms requiring hospitalization.
The Masonicare Difference
Few facilities are equipped to address the needs of elderly patients requiring medical and mental-health care. As a geriatric-care expert, Masonicare is practiced at addressing the complex needs of seriously ill patients. Our specially designed and staffed Geriatric Psychiatric & Mental Health Unit is dedicated to compassionate and comprehensive treatment for patients with multiple diagnoses.
Geriatric Medical Psychiatric Program Services
- Unique hospital unit specially designed for older psychiatric patients.
- Outdoor garden and patio available for use with staff.
- Comprehensive psychiatric and medical care services
- Experienced with the evaluation and management of complicated psychopharmacological interventions.
- Occupational therapy to maximize participation in life activities.
If an older adult with a psychiatric disorder requires hospitalization, we urge you or the patient’s doctor to seek more information. Intake clinicians will be glad to discuss details of your loved one’s situation and determine the need for care. Geriatric psychiatric & mental health services are considered hospital admissions and are covered by Medicare. We also accept most major insurance.
Masonicare Health Center Admissions Department
22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT