Geriatric Psychiatry Services

University Hospitals offers both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services for elderly individuals with mental disorders. These conditions, including dementia, depression and anxiety, may occur for the first time later in life or may be a continuation of a lifelong condition.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services for Seniors

University Hospitals outpatient geriatric psychiatry program offers psychiatric treatment and counseling services for adults 60 years of age and over. This clinic provides patients access to a variety of services, including treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, medication management, counseling and social services.

Disorders we treat include:

  • Anxiety
  • Brain injury with mood and anxiety disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mood disorder spectrum
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder

Available services include:

  • Treatment of mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders
  • Counseling services
  • Medication management
  • Social services
  • Home assessment referrals
  • Guardianship for established patients
  • Referral to inpatient psychiatry unit for emergency psychiatric services

Our clinicians emphasize care that is coordinated with primary and specialty care medical providers in conjunction with families and available support services.

Inpatient Psychiatric Care with a Team Approach

Inpatient psychiatric services are available at UH Elyria, UH Geauga, UH Richmond and UH Parma medical centers. UH Parma has a 14-bed unit dedicated to geriatric inpatient psychiatric care.

Services include stabilization of acute illness with multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for older adults. We offer a warm environment with staff that is kind and personable. Our team collaborates with the patient's primary care provider and family in addition to specialists from other medical services and together they address diagnosis, prognosis, treatment plans and post-discharge plans.

Older Adult Bipolar Disorder Treatment Study

Have you experienced an increase or decrease in your need for sleep? Are you extremely irritable or depressed or do you feel like you're on top of the world? Have you been diagnosed with Manic-Depression or Bipolar Disorder?

If you answered "yes" to any of these and are 60 or older, you may be able to participate in a research study.

The Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case School of Medicine is currently conducting a study on Bipolar disorder in older adults. Study Participants will receive psychological assessments and medication at no cast and will be compensated for study visits.

If you are interested in finding out more information for yourself or someone you know, please call the study coordinator at: 1-888-819-0004.