Behavioral Health Hospital

Aging brings unique challenges. Declines in physical and cognitive functioning, the loss of a family member and decreased independence may trigger new mental health challenges—or exacerbate underlying ones. The dedicated team at Masonicare Behavioral Health Hospital provides care for individuals experiencing acute mental health and behavioral issues later in life.

Patients are typically ages 65 and older and are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms or behaviors that interfere with care at home or in a skilled nursing facility.

Diagnoses and symptoms that are treated at Masonicare Behavioral Health Hospital include:

  • Dementia accompanied by behavioral disturbances
  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Alcohol withdrawal

Upon clearance from medical staff, our 24/7 admission process enables seniors to quickly enter the unit’s private and supportive atmosphere. Treatment starts immediately, with a comprehensive clinical evaluation—this includes identifying behaviors assessed for underlying medical or chemical origins. Once acute symptoms have stabilized, behavioral interventions, medications and therapeutic activities are integrated into the patient’s plan of care. The average length of stay is 10 to 14 days.

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Specialized Treatment in a Safe Environment

Most behavioral health patients at Masonicare also have complex medical needs that require the expertise of a highly skilled team. Our experienced clinical and support staff have chosen geriatric behavioral health as their specialty, and they pride themselves on providing quality, compassionate care. The Masonicare team includes:

  • Geriatric psychiatrists
  • APRNs
  • Behavioral health nurses
  • Medical social workers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Certified nurses’ aides

“Dad was in trouble when he arrived. I greatly appreciate the thorough evaluation and the improvements we’ve seen.” 

- Kevin, Family Member

Virtual Tour

In January 2022, Masonicare's new Behavioral Health Hospital unit at Masonicare Health Center officially opened its doors!

Having this additional, dedicated behavioral health space will help us address a growing need in geriatric health care. See the space for yourself with this virtual tour video.

Success and Support After Discharge

As an individual progresses toward an optimal level of functioning, the behavioral health treatment team works closely with family, significant friends and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Masonicare strives to assure gains made during hospitalization are maintained after discharge, and collaboration with a patient’s community physician plays a key role in positive outcomes. Education and support are also provided to family members—which is vital, considering many assume caregiver roles.


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Providers should call our 24/7 direct admission line at
860-996-2396 to speak with a nurse who will facilitate the referral process.