Behavioral Health Services - Mental Health Help for Seniors | Masonicare

Geriatric Psychiatric Acute Care Hospital

Specialized Behavioral Health

Aging brings many challenges.  Declines in physical and cognitive functioning, the loss of a loved one, and decreased independence may trigger new psychiatric issues or exacerbate underlying ones.  The dedicated team at Masonicare's Geriatric Psychiatric Acute Care Hospital provides treatment for seniors experiencing acute mental health and behavioral issues later in life.  


Our patients are typically aged 65 and older, and are experiencing severe psychiatric symptoms that interfere with care at home or in a skilled nursing facility.


Diagnoses and symptoms we treat include:

  • Dementia with behavioral disturbances
  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Suicidal ideation


In addition to psychiatric issues, most older patients also have complex medical needs that require the expertise of a highly skilled and specialized team.  Our experienced clinical and support staff includes geriatric psychiatrists and APRNs, behavioral health nurses, social workers, therapists, and nurses' aides.  All have chosen geriatric behavioral health as their specialty and pride themselves on providing quality, compassionate care.


Physicians may call our 24/7 direct admission line at 203-848-5735 to speak with a nurse who will facilitate the admission process.

Our Location

Masonicare Health Center

22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 


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