In addition to group and individual therapy, we offer a number of specialized therapies.
Music therapy uses tunes and songs to help people relax and improve their cognitive functioning. Listening to music can promote memory in people dealing with dementia, while reflecting on the lyrics of a song can give patients the words to express how they are feeling. Music can also provide a non-pharmaceutical way of reducing pain, and some patients who do not respond to other forms of therapy are able to interact through music.
Patients who participate in art therapy explore their emotions through painting, drawing, sculpting, and other creative arts. As other forms of communication begin to become difficult in older adults, art can help them discover new ways to express themselves.
Therapy dogs visit our mood disorder unit each week to spend time with our patients. Many people find that the presence of a dog can be calming and reduce stress. Therapy dogs are not service animals; they are dogs with gentle temperaments that have been trained to interact with patients. They are not present to perform a particular task for the patients. Instead, they are there simply to provide companionship and comfort.
Various forms of recreation can be used to help older adult patients. Exercise and games can promote positive emotional states and improved cognitive functions. Other activities, such as our karaoke sessions, allow patients to relax and enjoy themselves.
We help patients achieve their treatment goals by offering the following services:
- Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
- Individualized treatment plan
- 24-hour nursing care for assessment monitoring
- Medication management and education
- Symptom management
- Nutritional consultation
- Therapeutic interventions that promote stress reduction
- Expressive therapy
- Family participation (when possible)
- Discharge and aftercare planning