Geriatric Psychiatry

Older adults face unique problems specific to their age group. Whether it's brought on by dementia, medications or other chronic conditions, many older adults benefit from the individual and group sessions as well as medication adjustments, when appropriate. Lake Charles Memorial Hospitial's Geriatric Psychiatric Health team works together with families and caregivers of Lake Charles and southwest Louisiana to assure the highest quality of care from admission to discharge.

The Geriatric Unit consists of 12 beds with specialized inpatient services focusing on the unique needs faced by adults as they age. The program provides goal oriented-intensive individualized care focusing on both psychiatric and medical needs. Our interdisciplinary team works hand in hand with families and caregivers to assure the highest quality of care from admission to discharge. The average length of stay is 10 - 14 days.

For more information on Geriatric Psychiatric Health, call (337) 494-3253.