Seniors Program

Understanding that different mental health conditions affect people at different ages, Rolling Hills Hospital offers superior care for senior adults who are battling mental health issues that are unique to individuals of advanced age. Just like the other programs at Rolling Hills, our Geriatric Treatment Program delivers individualized care that meets the needs of each patient who comes to us for treatment. Our services are administered with the utmost compassion and our qualified staff, which includes psychologists, nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, mental health technicians, recreational therapists, and other mental health professionals, is expertly trained to provide treatment in the most caring manner possible.

The Geriatric Treatment Program at Rolling Hills Hospital is an inpatient program that treats the following disorders:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Aggression
  • Psychosis

Additionally, our geriatric programming treats a vast array of other behavioral concerns that affect elderly individuals by implementing the following therapeutic interventions that are designed to decrease decline in cognitive functioning, improve coping skills, and cease problematic behaviors:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Orientation therapy
  • Remembrance therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy

Furthermore, our senior adult patients are able to meet with our psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Morton, for the purposes of identifying the need for medication(s), prescribing medication(s), and monitoring and managing medication(s) if it is deemed necessary. Dr. Morton, who specializes in treating geriatric concerns and maintains valuable working relationships with several nursing homes in the state of Oklahoma, meets with patients three times per week so as to ensure elderly patients are receiving optimal and appropriate care while at our hospital. Rolling Hills also employs experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse aids who are on hand for the duration of treatment to address any preexisting health issues and all medical concerns that may occur.

Finally, elderly adults in our care are constantly assessed and monitored to determine if there is a need for an alternative placement or extended care in a nursing home setting. In the event a transfer to another healthcare provider is appropriate, Rolling Hills Hospital will work with other service providers, patients, and their families to decide the most effective option for continued treatment.

The ultimate goal of this program is to stabilize presenting concerns and improve the overall functioning of our patients. At Rolling Hills Hospital, we are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for every patient who entrusts us with his or her care.

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