Center for Geropsychiatry
Offering Older Adults Assistance for Depression and Anxiety
Referrals? Please call 760-837-8767.
Older adults may struggle with a variety of health concerns, including depression, anxiety, coping with the loss of a loved one, or other adjustment or personality disorders. Whether you are experiencing these health concerns or trying to support someone who is, Eisenhower Medical Center’s Center for Geropsychiatry can help.
The Center for Geropsychiatry is a voluntary program that offers inpatient mental health services to those 65 and older in a safe, secure, comfortable environment where patients receive a comprehensive mental health evaluation.
Our Geriatric Psychiatry Program
The program focuses on helping patients alleviate symptoms, create greater support in daily life and return home as quickly as possible.
With a focus on restoring patients to good emotional and physical health, our comprehensive program addresses co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family concerns, and social and environmental issues.
Comprehensive, Compassionate Care
Using a multi-disciplinary approach that combines medical, psychiatric and geriatric expertise, the Center for Geropsychiatry’s dedicated team delivers compassionate care focusing on the needs of the whole patient — physical, emotional and social — and the needs of their families. Our team consists of board certified psychiatrists, board certified physicians specializing in geriatric medicine, licensed clinical social workers, certified therapeutic recreational therapists, clinical dietitians, rehabilitation therapists (physical and occupational therapists) registered nurses and mental health technicians.
Focusing on Recovery
Treatment at the Center for Geropsychiatry is goal-directed and encourages patient participation. The team listens to understand the patient’s particular health care needs, as well as their family situations, and strives to provide the help needed to restore good emotional health in the least restrictive environment. Whenever possible, we link patients to community support resources.
After leaving the hospital, patients may participate in an aftercare group - a group of "alumni" who meet for continued support and wellness.
The family’s role is vital in the success of each patient. Our team works with family members to educate them about the nature of the patient’s illness and as well as coping strategies, providing family members with additional resources and services. Any individual who is 65 and older, is medically stable, willing and able to participate in program services, and is experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorders can call 760-837-8767 for more information.
The Center for Geropsychiatry does not provide care for individuals with a primary diagnosis of dementia or substance abuse. The Center for Geropsychiatry does not accept involuntary admissions (5150s). Services at the Center for Geropsychiatry are covered by Medicare and many HMOs and private health insurance plans.