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Geriatrics/Older Adult

  • Einstein offers in hospital and outpatient treatment settings with individualized treatment plans.

    Einstein offers a multidisciplinary approach, including trauma-focused training, to geropsychiatric care. We offer in hospital and outpatient treatment settings with 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. Einstein'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 Einstein 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

    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.

    Einstein also offers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – often a safer and quicker solution than medication for older adults with depression


    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
    • Psychiatry residents


    Inpatient geropsychiatric treatment 

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    5501 Old York Road
    Philadelphia, PA 19141
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    Outpatient geropsychiatric treatment

    Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Medical Office Building at Tabor
    1200 W. Tabor Road, Suite 100
    Philadelphia, PA 19141

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    • 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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