In a continuing effort to broaden the range of healthcare
services available to Louisiana residents, Kindred Hospital New Orleans is
pleased to provide inpatient treatment to persons 65 years or older in need of
immediate intervention for behavioral or emotional issues. Located in the
garden district of New Orleans, Kindred
Hospital is a transitional care hospital serving the area since 1992 and is fully accredited by The
The Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit offers inpatient
treatment to older adults experiencing emotional, cognitive or behavioral
dysfunctions. At Kindred, we recognize the different needs of the older
population and the issues that may be associated with aging. For older adults,
these challenges may include declining physical or mental capabilities,
medication adjustments, the loss of loved ones or the loss of independence. Our
goal is to restore the patient to their maximum level of functioning within a
caring, safe and serene environment.
Our Geriatric Behavioral
Health Unit’s multidisciplinary approach draws upon a full range of treatment
methods and techniques, including psychiatric evaluations, internal medicine
and neurological consultations, psychosocial assessment and history, nursing
assessment, laboratory testing, and psychological evaluations. Based on
comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatment plans may include the
following specific services:
Kindred Hospital’s services are covered by
most insurance companies, including Medicare.
illness, dementia or grief can influence behavior. If left untreated, mental illness
in older adults can lead to disability, poor quality of life or inappropriate
placement. Signs of treatable mental illness in older adults may include:
According to the Surgeon
General’s report on mental health, up to 20% of adults over 65 experience some
type of mental disorder, yet researchers believe that more than 60% of those
people needing mental health services go without treatment. Fortunately, these
individuals can be successfully treated with medications or psychotherapy once
properly diagnosed. To
make a referral, inquire about admission, arrange a visit, or get more
call (504) 899-1555. Kindred Hospital will provide services without regard to age, gender,
race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation,
political affiliation, or economic status.
Our multidisciplinary team
monitors patients with particular attention to their unique medical,
nutritional and mental health issues in order to provide high quality patient
care. Our team of trained professionals is dedicated to improving and
maintaining the behavioral health of the patient and include:
Our Geriatric Behavioral
Health Unit is designed to effectively treat patients who need immediate
intervention and may require both medical and psychiatric care for services
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