Mental health disorders affect at least 20 percent of individuals ages 65 or older, and the risk for depression in senior adults is four times greater than for the general population. Seniors are also more susceptible to anxiety, grief, and memory loss, but medical treatment can help them resume a productive life.
The Senior Program for Behavioral Health is an intensive, inpatient program located within the hospital at West Houston Medical Center. Our senior care program provides a family-based healing atmosphere that meets the unique needs of patients 55-years and older.
Our unit is led by a medical director who is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, with specialty certification in geriatric psychiatry. Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers. This comprehensive circle of care optimizes mental and physical health.