Admissions: Geropsychiatric Unit
Individuals can be admitted to our unit in a variety of ways:
They can be referred through the emergency room of a hospital
They can be referred through our Psychiatric Urgent Care; individuals referred through Psychiatric Urgent Care must receive medical clearance through their primary care physician or the emergency room.
All patients must be medically cleared prior to admission. Once an individual has been referred from one of these sources, has met our admissions criteria, and a bed becomes available, we will admit them to the unit. Upon arrival to the unit, we will complete a nursing assessment. We will also complete a skin assessment; many individuals in our care experience skin issues related to age or medical conditions, and we can help address those issues while they are on the unit. Finally, we complete a safety search to ensure that no contraband items are being brought onto the unit.
After the intake process, we offer a tour of the unit and show each patient to their private bedroom and bathroom. We ensure that everyone we treat is fully comfortable with their surroundings.