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Taking care of illnesses and injuries is critical for older adults. When treating physical problems is complicated by a secondary mental health need that requires inpatient care, a specialized treatment program can help. For patients, family members, and caregivers, finding a place where mental health needs are taken into consideration can make all the difference.
Johns Hopkins offers a medical psychiatry program to answer those specialized needs. The program provides comprehensive inpatient care to older adults with complex medical needs, in addition to offering specialty consultations to address psychiatric conditions and behavioral symptoms. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and therapeutic recreation are also part of the program.
Mental health conditions that are treated include:
Typically, patients ages 55 and older are admitted to the program for a primary medical condition and a secondary mental health need for which evaluation and treatment in an inpatient setting is needed. Treatment interventions may include:
A patient must have:
The program cannot care for patients who require:
To make a referral or for more information, call 410-550-7642 or visit the Medical Psychiatry Program’s website.
The Medical Psychiatry Program is part of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center, a Joint Commission-accredited facility located in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a range of continuing care services for older adults—including inpatient rehabilitation, ventilator/respiratory care, specialized wound therapy, and complex medical care.
To refer a patient for a geriatric care consultation, please contact us at 410-550-0925.
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