1. sympathetic concern for others
2. desire to relieve suffering
By focusing on treating the whole person, we can improve patients’ cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being.
Unity Psychiatric Care offers stabilizing care for older adults experiencing an acute psychotic episode, whether caused by dementia, a prescription drug imbalance or another health issue. Our team maintains a safe, comfortable and caring environment that helps patients overcome or manage symptoms such as:
- Major Depression
- Mood instability or mania
- Thoughts of self-harm
- Verbal or physical aggression
- Eating or sleeping issues
- Paranoia or delusions
- Neglect of personal hygiene
When should you call Unity Psychiatric Care?
If you or someone you care about is experiencing troubling mental health symptoms and is 55 or older, please call the Unity Psychiatric Care location nearest you. We answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team can begin the admission evaluation process immediately.
How We Help
Every patient is assessed upon admission and throughout their stay to ensure treatments meet the individual’s goals. Below is an overview of services we provide.
Comprehensive Health and Psychiatric Evaluation
Each patient’s stay begins with an evaluation of his or her medical history and circumstances. This helps us quickly understand the individual’s situation and develop a treatment plan that can be implemented right away.
Since drug side effects can trigger psychiatric episodes, particularly in older people, we assess each patient's prescription regimen. We look for potential medication interactions and whether there have been issues in complying with doctor's orders.
Psychiatric episodes can be triggered by nutritional problems. Since vitamin and mineral deficiencies are more common with age, we screen for dietary habit that may be having a negative impact on patient's memory, mood or behavior.
Older adults are at a higher risk of suffering from chronic pain. To ensure patients in our care are as comfortable as possible, we use a verity of methods to evaluate their pain and determine what therapies will work best for them.
We encourage patients to participate in a variety of therapeutic and engaging activities during their stay. These individual and group activities can help calm anxiety, as well as reduce symptoms of dementia or other psychiatric conditions.
Our mental health experts can provide educational support to help patients and their families prevent future psychiatric episodes. Assistance available includes stress management, coping skills, medication usage and health and wellness.