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.