Help for Seniors with Dementia, Depression and Other Mental Health Conditions
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 Services for Senior Patients
University Hospitals outpatient geriatric psychiatry program provides adults ages 60 and older with assessment and treatment for a broad range of behavioral and mental disorders, including:
Available services include diagnostic assessment, psycho-pharmacologic management and psycho-therapeutic interventions with respect to later-life developmental processes. 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 which involves stabilization of acute illness with multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment for older adults. UH Parma has a 14-bed unit dedicated to geriatric inpatient psychiatric care. We offer a warm and receiving 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