The HackensackUMC Mountainside Geriatric Psychiatry Program is a community-based inpatient resource devoted exclusively to the needs of seniors with behavioral disorders. Our program provides the finest quality, short-term intervention, assessment and treatment by geriatric specialists. Its goal is to stabilize each patient so they can safely return to their residence or nursing facility.
Serving the Complex Needs of Older Patients
Dementia and other behavioral disorders that impede quality of life and create safety issues are becoming increasingly common among the elderly as longevity increases, the size of the senior citizen population grows and the incidence of illnesses that cause cognitive impairment continues to escalate.
The HackensackUMC Mountainside Geriatric Psychiatry Program is designed to address the complex needs of older patients with behavioral issues, holistically treating all underlying medical conditions and determining whether medications that have been part of a patient’s regimen are actually causing or contributing to behavioral problems.
Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Care
While at HackensackUMC Mountainside, Geriatric Psychiatry patients receive:
Treatment for all underlying medical conditions
One-on-one and group therapy
Recreational and occupational therapy
A polypharmacological assessment (medication review)
For more information, please call 973- 429-6713 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 973- 429-6963 at all other times.