At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, we believe that healthcare doesn’t start and end with the body. Comprehensive healthcare includes treatment for the body and the mind. For adults age 55 and older, the physical, mental, and environmental changes that accompany this stage of life can be difficult to process and manage. That’s why we’ve established a special 20-bed unit within the hospital, dedicated to the practice of geropsychiatry, an area of medicine jointly focused on the physical and emotional needs of older adults.
Why seek mental health treatment? Below are a few of the symptoms and conditions assessed and treated in our facilities:
Depression is one of the most common reasons why patients seek treatment in our Senior Behavioral Health unit. This mental illness affects approximately 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 – almost one in five seniors.
At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, each and every patient has different needs (physical, mental, and emotional). The medical staff in the Senior Behavioral unit assembles a team that caters to your specific health needs. Your team may include some or all of the following professionals:
Anyone can begin a referral to our Senior Behavioral Health unit, including friends and family members, primary care physicians, social service agencies, clergy, and long-term care facilities.