Geropsychiatric Services


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Geropsychiatric Services For Older Adults
At a time when they had planned to relax and enjoy life, older adults often encounter unexpected stresses and problems. Some of these problems may include:
 

Chronic physical or emotional illness

Loss of one's spouse or other close family members

Decreasing ability to manage one's daily life independently

Need to move from one's familiar home and environment

Loss of friends and usual activities and associations


These changes often present overwhelming challenges to the problem-solving and coping abilities of older adults and their families. The development of anxiety, panic attacks, depression, memory problems, dementia are NOT normal consequences of aging, but may happen in response to these stresses.

Our specially trained professional staff works as a team to provide evaluation, treatment planning, counseling and support. Our goal is to help patients and families develop new coping and problem-solving skills, and to restore emotional health.

It is important for the older adult to maintain as much independence as possible, keeping in mind the basic needs for safety and for social contact with others. The result is improvement in the quality of life for our patients.

We provide a complete range of services, so that individual needs can be addressed.

Outpatient Services


 

Assessments by a geriatric psychiatrist, advanced practice nurse or licensed social worker

 Individual, group, and couples or family therapy

Medication evaluation, management and education


 

Monthly support group for care givers of dementia or Alzheimer's patients

Specially arranged evaluations at home, when necessary


 

Consultation and education programs for staff of senior housing, assisted living or nursing home facilities


We offer inpatient evaluation and treatment, and we have a geropsychiatric partial hospital program, an intensive, structured outpatient program which operates three days a week.

Crisis Hotline: 908-351-6684

Services are available in English and Spanish.

Patient confidentiality is assured.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 908-994-7336.


 

    

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225 Williamson St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202  908-994-5000

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