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Geriatrics/Older Adult

  • The region’s only full spectrum of treatment for the growing population of adults age 60 years and older.


    Belmont brings a multidisciplinary approach, including trauma-focused training, to geropsychiatric care. We offer a full range of treatments that are tailored to individual needs.

    Diagnosing Mental Health Issues in Older Adults

    It is important that family members and primary care physicians actively watch for status changes in older patients, as many will not readily come forward with their emotional issues.

    Changes in mental status, such as confusion, anxiety or complications from dementia, warrant immediate attention. Belmont’s geropsychiatrists are sensitive to watch out for the following:

    • If the patient’s medical condition worsens as his or her mental health disorder progresses
    • If long-term medications become ineffective in treating medical or mental health conditions
    • If the patient exhibits cognitive disability or memory issues
    • If the patient is overly medicated and exhibiting symptoms of dementia due to intoxication

    The most common disorders Belmont treats in older adults include:

    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Adjustment to disability
    • Bereavement
    • Schizophrenia
    • Dementia-related disorders with primary diagnosis of depression or behavioral disorders
    • Mental disorders co-occurring with substance abuse 

    Working Closely with Your Loved Ones

    Our full-time staff of geropsychiatrists work closely with patients and families to develop a treatment plan and assist with planning medications, therapy or both.

    Belmont also offers a wide range of mental health treatment options for older patients: 

    Staff

    We bring a team-based approach to your care that includes: 

    • Board-certified psychiatrists
    • Psychologists
    • Internists to cover mixed medical and psychiatric presentations
    • Creative arts therapists
    • Licensed, masters-trained counselors
    • Licensed social workers
    • Geropsychiatry fellows
    • Psychiatry residents

    Locations

    Inpatient geropsychiatric treatment 

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
    800-220-HELP (4357) 
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    Inpatient Visiting Hours
    Monday to Friday: 5 to 8 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: 2 to 8 p.m. 

    Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
    4200 Monument Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    800-220-HELP (4357)
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    Inpatient Visiting Hours
    Monday to Friday: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
    Weekends and holidays: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

    Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) geriatric programs are available at Community Outpatient Program for the Elderly (COPE).

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.220.4357

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Belmont Behavioral Health Seal

    Joint commission gold seal


    Licenses

    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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