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Senior Behavioral Health

Senior Behavioral Health

For many older adults, mental health problems—such as depression, anxiety, memory loss, and confusion—can be as serious as challenges to their physical health. Many of these mental health issues are complicated by medical and physical concerns.

Senior Behavioral Health

7400 Barlite Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78224
210-921-3558

That’s why we’ve established a special unit within our hospital to focus on senior mental health, an area of medicine that jointly addresses the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults.

Our Senior Mental Health unit, located on the 3nd floor of the hospital, is designed to help patients and their families address the complex issues that can cause older adults to fall into a behavioral health crisis. Our “hospital within a hospital” is a secure unit offering short-term treatment to stabilize patients age 55 and over who are experiencing a crisis that cannot be managed in an outpatient setting. After a comprehensive assessment, we provide an individualized treatment plan of services and support focused on each person’s situation and goals.

We’re available to help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information please call us at 210-921-3558.

Visitation

Visitation hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. We ask that visitors refrain from bringing any of the following prohibited items:

  • Food and drink
  • Purses, bags, or backpacks
  • Cell phones
  • Tobacco products or any items deemed paraphernalia
  • Metal objects of any kind (other than keys)

Resources

Senior couple
When Someone You Love Has Dimentia
Caring for a loved one who is ill requires patience and compassion, and when that loved one is suffering from dementia, the caregiver’s role can be especially challenging. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Other illnesses that cause brain function to worsen include Parkinson’s disease and vascular dementia, which is a reduced blood flow to the brain’s nerve cells.

Conditions We Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain
  • Psychosis
  • Paranoia
  • Cognitive Changes
  • Phobias
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Mood Disorders

Treatments

  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Management and treatment of medical conditions
  • Medication management
  • Nursing
  • Dietary consultation
  • Psychotherapy (individual, family and group)
  • Education for patients and families on diagnosis, treatment options and medications
  • Social work assistance with discharge planning and financial issues