Geriatric Psychiatry

Our Services

When an older adult experiences mental illness, there may be special considerations that come into play.

Individuals who have dementia may be cared for at home or in a long-term care facility. His or her caregiver, often a spouse, may experience stress, anxiety, and isolation. Depression may affect a patient following a stroke, heart surgery, or a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. An older adult may be grieving the loss of a loved one and need help working through it, or substance use may be impacting their life.

diagram of geriatric psych services