Senior Adult/Geriatric Services
During each generation of our lives, we face specific challenges. For older adults, these challenges may include declining physical or mental capabilities, the loss of lifetime companies, or the loss of independence. These changes may often cause confusion, depression, mood swings, withdrawal, or even thoughts of suicide. See Warning Signs in Senior Adults.
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. Such symptoms can be treated successfully.
Lakeside Behavioral Health System has developed a special program to address these challenges…Brunswick Place.
At Brunswick Place, we believe that aging can be a time of positive intellectual and emotional growth. Brunswick Place is 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.
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, such as:
- Grief and Loss
- Memory Loss
- Combative Behavior
- Mood Disorders
- Panic and Anxiety
- Loss of Appetite
If your parent or aged 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
SPECIALIZED TREATMENT TEAM
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 help restore the geriatric patient to a level of optimal functioning. The 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 involved in the patient care to contribute to the treatment planning process.