The Specialty Hospital at Levindale is one of the few facilities with an inpatient behavioral health unit specifically designed to provide treatment for senior citizens. Our patients are at least 55 years old, and express a change in mental status, agitation, cognitive or functional decline, depression, anxiety,
dementia and psychosis, as well as complex, difficult-to-treat mood disorders.
Quality of Care
Our providers work in tandem to develop a treatment regime for these patients, so they may live as independently as possible after being
discharged. The treatment teams helping these patients are experts in the issues that are particular to older patients, including chronic depression, dementia and agitation. These treatment teams include:
- Board-certified geriatric psychiatrists
- Certified clinical nurse specialists
- Certified licensed social workers
- Registered and licensed practical nurses
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
Treatment intervention includes:
- Medical management
- Medication management
- Therapeutic recreation
- Rehabilitative services
- Discharge planning
Length of Stay
The length of stay in the Behavioral Health Unit depends on how the individual patient responds to treatment, but is typically between 20 and 25 days. Patients may transition off the unit into a step-down unit for continued medical care or transition into one of our outpatient programs.
Once treatment is completed, patients may transition back into the community or participate in the Partial Hospitalization Program or the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Both programs are covered by most insurance.
For more information or to tour Levindale, call 410-601-2400 or the TTY phone number, 410-601-2153, for the hearing impaired.
In this WBAL-AM “Know Your Health” radio clip, Michelle Briggs discusses depression in the elderly.