Geriatric Behavioral Medicine Center

Geriatric Behavioral Medicine Center

Compassionate care pathways provided in a safe, confidential and relaxing setting.
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Many factors influence the mental health and well-being of older adults and while most live active and healthy lifestyles others may be at risk of developing mental health and neurological disorders.

Whether your loved one is experiencing loss, changes in lifestyle or diminishing physical and or mental health, or a combination of factors, the Geriatric Behavioral Medicine Center at Boulder City Hospital focuses on providing a comprehensive and nurturing atmosphere centered on the well-being of each individual.

The Geriatric Behavioral Medicine Center at Boulder City Hospital is here to let you know that you are not alone in caring for your family member or loved one. We specialize in ensuring an overall understanding of the illness and determining the best course of care.

Symptoms

Recognize potential signs and symptoms of emotional illness:

  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Crying spells
  • Change in appetite
  • Disregard for personal appearance
  • Sad or blank look on face
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Forgetfulness or confusion
  • Social isolation

Symptoms

Recognize potential signs and symptoms of emotional illness:
  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Crying spells
  • Change in appetite
  • Disregard for personal appearance
  • Sad or blank look on face
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Forgetfulness or confusion
  • Social isolation

Services

Providing individualized care in a warm, supportive and confidential environment.

  • 10-Bed Inpatient Geriatric Behavioral Medicine Center
  • Consultation & evaluation
  • Individual meetings with psychiatrists
  • Psycho-educational group meetings with other patients
  • Educational programs
  • Interdisciplinary treatment approach with licensed nurses, social workers and psychiatrists, including secondary medical needs

Admission

Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day. Referrals may be made by emergency departments, physicians, social workers, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members, friends or self. The decision regarding admission is made by a psychiatrist.

For more information, please call us at (702) 698-8301. Our staff is available 24 hours a day. All information is completely confidential.

Statistics

  • 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental and neurological health concern
  • Anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder) are most common
  • Mental health issues are often implicated as a factor in cases of suicide
  • Older men have the highest suicide rate of any age group
  • Men aged 85 years or older have a suicide rate of 45.23 per 100,000, compared to an overall rate of 11.01 per 100,000 for all ages
  • Depression, a type of mood disorder, is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults.
  • 11.19% – 17.74% of adults aged 50 and older in California, Nevada and Arizona report they rarely or never received the social and emotional support they need

Source: CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006

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