Family Involvement

Family involvement in geriatric treatment can be crucial. Often, family members are the ones who first notice signs of deterioration or dementia. They are able to steer their loved one toward treatment when needed. Family members can also be involved in the treatment process and contribute substantially to posttreatment care. Patients who have a supportive family network are more likely to continue to lead independent lives.

At The Pavilion, we provide resources to help families support geriatric patients. Resources include help with legal issues—such as medical power of attorney—and the decision-making process. We guide family members through the various challenges of helping care for older adults.


Due to the Geriatric Unit Programming, family interaction with patients during their treatment is limited. Visitation hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday 4:00PM- 5:00PM

  • Saturday- Sunday 2:00PM-4:00PM

  • Holidays 2:00PM- 4:00PM

Special Arrangements and established telephone hours are available through Pavilion Nursing Supervisors.