Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Care Center is designed to meet the needs of the older adult who is experiencing an emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric problem. Our center provides a medically supervised, structured, secure environment for around-the-clock therapeutic care.

Our professional staff can assist with behaviors or symptoms that need continuous monitoring and assessment such as:

  • Inability to function in normal social, family or work settings
  • Severe confusion or disordered thought patterns
  • Social withdrawal, severe agitation or nonconformity to rules
  • Assaultive behavior, attempts to harm others or attempts to destroy property
  • Suicide attempts, gestures or plans for self-harm

Click here to view and/or print our full Patient Handbook

Behavioral Health Program Goals

Our inpatient center provides the older adult with a safe and secure environment for treatment in a quiet, discreet residential-type setting. Treatment focuses on enabling the client to return to their home, retirement community or nursing home with an enhanced quality of life.

Admission Criteria for Patients

  • Having the potential to participate in the program
  • Being capable of benefiting from the program
  • Having a major impairment in their ability to function outside of the hospital
  • Meeting primarily Medicare financial criteria for admission
  • A mental health diagnosis (DSM IV Diagnosis)

Admission Procedures

The center's clinical nurse liaison or a social worker will conduct a pre-admission assessment and review this with the staff psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will determine if the client meets the clinical criteria for inpatient treatment prior to admission.

Click here to view and/or print our Pre-Admission Screening document

Click here to view and/or print BHU Admission Information

Symptoms of Those in Need

  • Depression, extreme feelings of sadness, apathy, worthlessness, or thinking or talking about suicide
  • Marked personality changes over time
  • Numerous, unexplained physical ailments, or changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Excessive fears, anxieties or suspiciousness
  • Hallucinations or hearing voices
  • Abuse of medications
  • Growing inability to cope with daily living
  • Withdrawal from family, friends and others

If someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms above, call the Behavioral Health Unit at (937) 498-5578 for a FREE confidential assessment.

Consent Forms

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