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Acute Geriatric Psychiatric Services

Acute Geriatric Psychiatric Services

servicesLighthouse Care Center of Conway’s acute geriatric program provides intensive psychiatric treatment and medication stabilization for older adults who experience acute mental status change. Symptoms can occur as the result of significant changes in one’s life such as death of a spouse, loss of mobility, financial hardship, and loss of independence. Lighthouse Care Center of Conway treats seniors suffering from debilitating anxiety, depression, agitation, paranoia, fearfulness, and hallucinations. Additionally, individuals who present a clear a present danger to themselves or others as a result of various forms of dementia are appropriate for this unit. Finally, detoxification services can be treated in our older adult programs including alcohol, opiates, and/or prescription medications.
Seniors admitted to Lighthouse Care Center of Conway’s acute geriatric program are treated by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a geriatric psychiatrist, social workers, nurses, and registered dieticians. Each patient is provided with an individualized treatment plan specifically addressing the most relevant issues. The focus of this program is to quickly assess the medical and behavioral needs of each patient and guide the individual to healthier and more effective coping strategies.
While in treatment each patient is seen daily by a geriatric psychiatrist first for an initial evaluation and subsequently for medication checkups and behavioral progression towards treatment objectives. Therapeutic groups are provided daily as a part of the holistic treatment model.

Acute Geriatric Psychiatric Services Video

Watch our video describing our Acute Geriatric Psychiatric Services.