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Geriatrics Mental Heath Care & Treatment

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Einstein offers a multidisciplinary approach, including trauma-focused training, to geropsychiatric care. We offer in hospital and outpatient settings with geriatric mental health treatments that are tailored to individual needs for our older adult patients in the Philadelphia area.

Geriatric Mental & Behavioral Health Assessment

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

Changes in mental health status, such as confusion, anxiety or complications from dementia, warrant immediate attention. During our geriatric mental health evaluation and assessments, 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 and treatments 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 geriatric mental health issues which our geropsych facility and clinic in Philadelphia treats include:

Therapies & Treatments for Older Adults

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

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

Our Geriatric Mental Health Care Team

We bring a team-based approach to geriatric mental health services and 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

Do you have any questions about our programs for geriatric mental health care?

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Geriatric Mental Health Philadelphia Locations

Inpatient geropsychiatric treatment 

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-456-3209
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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 215-456-9850
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