Geropsychiatric Unit

To Hannah Duston Staff: Mom was admitted to the hospital - She had a bad spell. She needed much care - she didn’t feel well. After a time, her condition changed to fair. She was almost herself - but not quite there. She couldn’t stay at the hospital, yet couldn’t be alone. What could we do until she was ready for home? We looked around almost everywhere, For a placed that offered specialized care. We searched high and we searched low. Then decided Hannah Duston - was where she would go. We were nervous when she arrived - didn’t know what to expect. She was immediately welcomed with the utmost respect. We were afraid this place would make her feel blue. We were pleased to find the opposite was true. Everyone was so friendly from each nurse to those who clean. The atmosphere was the cheeriest that I’ve ever seen. Each OT, PT, each nurse, every food service worker every CNA Receptionist, hairdresser, social worker, the administrator went out of their way, To make mom feel comfortable and welcomed from the very first day. She has improved tremendously - due to Hannah Duston’s care When mom needed you - we are glad you were there. She is headed back to her home - Many thanks to ALL of you, We are eternally grateful for all that you do. Many thanks to one and all - you work so hard and I must confess In the entire world - YOU ARE THE BEST!!! With much gratitude, Judith Z., Marion H.’s daughter


Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

Geropsychiatric Unit

 

Referral Guidelines:

  • Patients whose disorders are assessed as being primarily due to mental illness
  • Patients with cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems that require care and treatment in a secure inpatient setting
  • Patients who are younger than 62 yrs. of age may be considered for this unit based on their needs

Services Provided:

  • Psychiatric and medication evaluation, monitoring and treatment
  • Medical evaluation, monitoring and treatment
  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning
  • Case Management/Discharge Planning
  • Individual, group and family interventions
  • Relapse prevention/recovery-based practices
  • Leisure and recreational activities
  • Exercise, nutrition and wellness education
  • Education and treatment of co-occurring substance abuse

In addition to the above services we provide behavior management with an emphasis on wellness, therapeutic movement and re-orientation activities. Hospitalist services and 24 hour psychiatry services are offered to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care which addresses both their medical and mental health needs.

 

 

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