At Glenwood Behavioral Health Hospital, we’re pleased to offer specialized inpatient care for senior adults who are suffering from mental health concerns and addictions. Our evidence-based therapies, personalized care plans, and compassionate staff members can help you or your loved one stabilize and regain a sense of well-being, as well as acquire tools and resources for long-term healing.
About Our Senior Inpatient Program
When someone is struggling with a behavioral health concern, they may need intensive support and a safe environment to address crisis needs before they transition to a lower level of care. Glenwood Behavioral Health Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides acute inpatient care for senior adults age 60 and older who have concerns such as:
- Early-onset dementia
- Substance use disorders
Since everyone’s needs are unique, we create and follow an individualized plan of care for each patient. The typical length of stay in our senior inpatient program is around six to 12 days. However, your precise length of stay will generally depend on your specific needs and the severity of the symptoms you are suffering from.
During your time in inpatient care, you can benefit from the support of a committed multidisciplinary team of professionals who strive to provide care that is tailored to your specific needs and stage of life.
Features & Services
In our senior inpatient program, we incorporate evidence-based therapies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational interviewing, and we offer individual, family, and group therapies for each patient when appropriate. We may also provide opportunities for patients to engage in dynamic, creative approaches to healing, including activity therapy and music therapy.
Depending on their needs, patients may participate in individual and family therapies at least once per week, working alongside skilled professionals who can provide focused support and expert guidance. Group sessions typically occur daily and can include the following:
- Support groups
- Educational groups
- Group exercise classes
- Life story exercises
- Art classes
As part of your individualized care plan, you can also receive medication management services, which typically include regular meetings with a psychiatrist and daily visits with a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
If you are suffering from a substance use disorder, we offer on-site medical detox so that you can safely rid your body of the substances you have been using. While in detox, you can benefit from having the support of professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. In our senior inpatient program, patients usually receive detox services for about three days, during which time they may also take part in therapeutic programming.
Why Choose Our Senior Inpatient Program
At our Cincinnati, Ohio, hospital, we aim to provide a compassionate therapeutic environment that is supported by a culture of growth and learning. Members of our care teams work together to help patients achieve their treatment goals in a caring and supportive setting.
In our senior inpatient program, patients might work with registered nurses, behavioral health associates, therapists, social workers, and other medical and mental health professionals.
If appropriate for the patient, family involvement can be a valuable component of the care experience at Glenwood Behavioral Health Hospital. To support patients and promote the best treatment outcomes, families might participate in the admissions and discharge planning processes and take part in family therapy sessions.
To begin the admissions process, we encourage prospective patients and family members to contact our intake office to schedule an assessment. Our qualified intake coordinators are ready to assist you and help you access the care you need. We offer admissions assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Referring providers may also contact our intake department to begin the admissions process. When you refer a patient, we ask that you provide a referral packet so that we can evaluate whether our program is a good fit for the patient, including whether the patient is able to participate in the treatment services we provide. Referrals to our senior inpatient program will be reviewed by our on-call physician.
When a senior adult begins care in our inpatient program, we will create a thorough discharge plan that outlines services and resources that can support them when they transition out of our care. The discharge planning process begins on the day of a patient’s admission to our program and typically focuses on setting goals and ensuring support systems are in place for the patient.
Our goal is for each person to experience a sense of success and empowerment as they progress through our program and move onto the next phase of their healing journey.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Glenwood Behavioral Health Hospital.