Geriatric Behavioral Health

If you have a loved one who is 55 or older and struggling with dementia or psychiatric issues, we are here to help. Our program specializes in caring for adults who dementia or other behavioral health problem is making living at home difficult.

Location
1000 Lincoln St
Fort Morgan, CO, 80701
Distance:

Our Services

At St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Geriatric Behavioral Health, our goal is to help improve quality of life for older adults dealing with dementia. We do this through a combination of medications and behavioral interventions. Our specialized team of medical and clinical professionals creates a treatment team for each patient to help them and their families adjust to the disease process of dementia.

Getting Help

Geriatric Behavioral Health

Getting Help

Helping Seniors and Their Families Adapt

We believe that the last years of life should not be a struggle, and our goal is to help ease the struggles and improve the quality of life—for the patient and family. Our seven-room unit can care for 14 patients.

Patients can be referred to our program from any point of care, including:

  • Individuals or family members
  • Residential care centers, service agencies, or mental health providers
  • Primary care physicians or other physician specialists

Once a patient is referred to us, we will conduct a confidential assessment by a mental health professional at no cost. This assessment will help determine the need for treatment. Following the assessment and admission of the patient, our trained staff will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s physical, mental, and emotion health. This evaluation forms the basis for our diagnosis and treatment plan. The average length of stay is 14 to 21 days.

Call 970-542-4357 for a confidential evaluation.

Signs and Symptoms

Geriatric Behavioral Health

Signs and Symptoms

Does Your Loved One Need Care?

If someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms below, call the Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit for a confidential assessment.

  • Depression
  • Significant personality changes
  • Numerous, unexplained physical ailments or changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Confused thinking, inability to concentrate and/or memory loss
  • Excessive fears, anxieties or suspiciousness, increased nervousness
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, and others
  • Abuse of alcohol or medications
  • Growing inability to cope with daily living resulting in unsafe behaviors
  • Hallucinations, hearing voices

Call 970-542-4357 for a confidential evaluation.

  • 24-hour nursing and medical support
  • Behavioral management
  • Collaboration with family for safe discharge plans
  • Comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation
  • Family direction and support
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Medication management and education
  • Nutritional services
  • Pastoral services per patient request
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Supportive group therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction

Conditions We Treat

  • Behavioral issues in adults 55 and older related to dementia and/or psychiatric issues
14
Patient units
14-21
Days average length of stay
55
& older welcome

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