Our Geriatric Psychiatry Program
At Massac Memorial Hospital, we offer individualized treatment for patients presenting with acute psychological symptoms negatively impacting their daily lives. At Massac, we believe that new beginnings can be forged at any age.
Our geriatric psychiatry treatment team (which typically includes a program director, psychiatrist, primary therapist–LPC or LCSW, RN, and support staff) works in complete coordination and communication with patients’ primary care physicians and nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Upon referral of a patient, we offer a free, no obligation pre-screening. Once a patient is admitted into the program, his or her individualized program can include anywhere from one to 19 hours of treatment per week (usually with three or four days per week of treatment). We are ready and able to accommodate all medical and physical challenges, so long as safety issues are not presented.
In addition to offering free pre-screenings to potential patients, we offer coordination of transportation to and from services for patients within a 40 mile radius, an afternoon meal to all patients undergoing treatment, and one year of aftercare to all patients who complete their program.