Brunswick Place – Seniors
Treating the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults
For older adults, aging can bring about new challenges, such as declining physical or mental capabilities, loss of a lifetime companion or decreasing independence. These changes can cause confusion, depression, mood swings, withdrawal or even thoughts of suicide. Mounting stress from multiple changes takes a terrific toll on our emotions, but extended periods of sadness and anxiety are not typical signs of aging.
Lakeside Behavioral Health System believes that aging should be a time of positive intellectual and emotional growth. Our unique program at Brunswick Place addresses the emotional and mental health challenges associated with aging. Brunswick Place, a space designed specifically for older adults, 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
The goal of Brunswick Place is to provide mature adults with the specialized inpatient treatment they require and then integrate them back into their daily lives with the highest level of functionality and self-sufficiency possible for them. 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
The treatment team at Brunswick Place consists 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. The team employs a variety of treatment modalities to help restore confidence and functioning, including:
- Pet Therapy
- Relaxation Groups
- Family Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Tactile Stimulation
- Chair and Yoga Exercises
Our team consists of a psychiatrist, registered nurses, social workers, activities therapists and other mental health professionals. The team will work to provide an accurate assessment for each patient that will inform an individualized treatment and aftercare plan. From there, the team works with patients in therapy to restore appropriate Activities of Daily Living (ADL) levels.
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.