Geriatric Behavioral Health

Allegiance Health Management provides an inpatient treatment program for the psychiatric care of senior adults with serious mental disorders who require treatment not provided in an adult psychiatric care setting. The goal of our program is to fully meet the needs of the senior psychiatric patient whose treatment needs are distinctly different from younger, more physically fit and functionally independent adults. Seniors in acute psychiatric crisis urgently require a safe environment, a structured and supportive social milieu, and intensive therapeutic intervention. The program combines these elements into a unique and effective treatment program. Every aspect of unit life is intended to assist patients in making a rapid and complete recovery.

The physical design provides a safe and sensorially stimulating environment for all patients and space for therapeutic and recreational activities. The treatment program implemented encourages patient involvement and responsibility through participation in an ongoing therapeutic community. Daily involvement in the program develops a sense of mutual interdependence involvement in the treatment of all patients. Through this coordinated effort, the program provides the supportive structure and therapeutic expertise needed to help geriatric patients overcome their current crisis and to develop more fully satisfying lives.