Senior Behavioral Health
Dardanelle Regional Senior Health Services offers assistance for seniors experiencing symptoms of dementia and other disorders affecting their mental health. These services are provided through both inpatient and outpatient services.
Senior behavioral health is an inpatient service for individuals ages 60 and older who need short-term (10 to 14 days) mental health care. An individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient. Additionally, we schedule daily therapeutic activities and prepare for a smooth transition back to the home or an appropriate long-term care facility.
Our Senior Behavioral Health unit includes ten beds and four private rooms. It is located in the medical center for prompt physician or emergency care. Initial assessments are free and have a pre-admission telephone screening. All patients are admitted by a psychiatrist with a primary care physician or a hospitalist consulting for any chronic medical condition.
Our individual and group therapy programs involve counseling, music, art, pets, plants, spirituality, relaxation, and recreation. If requested, primary care physicians will receive patient progress reports regularly. If you or a loved one exhibit any signs of mental distress, please contact us for a full assessment.
Signs & Symptoms
- Anxiety or depression
- Crying spells
- Lack of sleep or excessive sleep
- Memory loss
- Paranoia or delusions
- Age 65 or older
- Any change in mental status
- Potentially hazardous to self or others
- Diminished ability to think or concentrate
- Acute onset of inability to cope with stress
- Paranoia and/or psychosis
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Dementia with behavior problems
A physician, caregiver, concerned family member, or a friend may call us to make a referral. A senior behavioral health care professional is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide a confidential, courtesy assessment at 479-229-6147.