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Our program

Sparrow’s geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit provides evaluation and treatment of psychiatrically ill patients typically over 60 years of age. We provide holistic, comprehensive care to help patients deal with behavioral issues that occur during the aging process.

Aging brings on many challenges. Decreased physical and mental capabilities, the loss of loved ones and reduced independence can mean significant changes in the lives of seniors. Sometimes, specialized care is needed – and that’s where we can help.

At Sparrow’s geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit, we can help you through some of life’s stresses brought on by a serious change in medical condition. As part of our holistic program, we review prescription and over the counter medication to ensure maximum therapeutic effect for our seniors. Additional treatments may include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychological assessment
  • Medical care
  • Pastoral care
  • Improved nutrition
  • Fitness programs
  • Relaxation programs
  • Recreation and music therapy
  • Attention to social stresses

The help you need

Sparrow’s geriatric inpatient psychiatry unit provides treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease accompanied by behavioral issues and other mental illnesses occurring during the aging process.

Our team

Sparrow’s geriatric inpatient psychiatry team includes experienced and board-certified geriatric psychiatrists, social workers, activity therapists, pharmacists, nurses, chaplains and geriatric medical specialists.

Who could benefit from psychiatric help?

As our loved ones get older, we may notice a sudden or a more prolonged change in their behavior or mood. This may indicate the presence of a mental illness. Some symptoms include:

  • Disorientation
  • Depression
  • Severe memory loss
  • Hallucination
  • Increased social withdrawal
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Extreme fluctuation in weight
  • Loss of interest in appearance
  • Agitation
  • Poor concentration
  • Prolonged grieving