During each phase of our lives, we face specific challenges. For older adults, these challenges may include declining physical or mental capabilities as well as the loss of a lifetime companion or independence. These changes can cause confusion, depression, mood swings, withdrawal or even thoughts of suicide. As we age, mounting stress from multiple changes takes a terrific toll on our emotions. Nevertheless, extended periods of sadness and anxiety are not normal signs of aging, and such symptoms can be treated successfully.
We at Lakeside Behavioral Health System believe that aging can be a time of positive intellectual and emotional growth. That’s why we’ve developed a special program to address these challenges and created a special place where that happens. Brunswick Place, opened in late 2016, is our new geriatric building that includes 48 beds and houses a neuroscience center and two medical clinics. Here we provide a high-quality, comprehensive mental health program for senior adults in a caring and sensitive environment. Our goal is to assist each patient in reaching the highest level of satisfaction possible.
What We Treat
Brunswick Place is available 24 hours a day to assist senior adults and their families in dealing with the emotional and psychological problems that may arise in later years, including:
- Grief and loss
- Memory loss
- Combative behavior
- Mood disorders
- Panic and anxiety
- Loss of appetite
Diagnosis Is Key
If your parent or aging loved one is experiencing emotional difficulties, it is important to find out if a serious problem exists. An accurate diagnosis is the key to effective treatment and can prevent years of needless suffering for elderly patients and their families.
Brunswick Place staff will:
- Provide an accurate assessment
- Develop an effective treatment and aftercare plan
- Work with individuals to restore appropriate ADL (Activities of Daily Living) levels
The treatment team at Brunswick Place is comprised of caring professionals who specialize in the area of geriatrics and genuinely enjoy working with the older population. They bring a strong commitment to helping restore the geriatric patient to a level of optimal functioning. Our team consists of a psychiatrist, registered nurses, social workers, activities therapists and other mental health professionals. An internal medicine physician also provides supervision of each patient to ensure timely physical assessment and treatment. Because geriatric medical and emotional problems are often interrelated, we value and invite medical professionals already involved in the patient’s care to contribute to the treatment planning process.