Compassionate Geriatric Behavioral Health Services

As people age, they are confronted with physical, emotional and social changes that can be difficult to manage, even with the devoted support of family and friends. But there is help for adults coping with aging and mental health issues.

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Believe it or not, aging adults can deal with the same behavioral health disorders as everyone else. Disorders such as dementia, depression, anxiety, and late-life schizophrenia can all have an impact on aging adults.

Elderly patients experience many changes in their lives, which make them more vulnerable to disease, notably, depression. Often the lines are not clear as to whether a patient’s problem is depression, dementia, or a medical illnesses emerging as a behavioral disturbance.

Within RWJBarnabas Health's Behavioral Health services, our compassionate teams of licensed professionals and geriatric psychiatrists work alongside our elderly patients and their families to achieve the best outcome.

Our New Jersey facilities offer a complete range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services for geriatric patients. Treatments vary based on the severity of problems, but may include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Medications
  • Home health care
  • Outpatient programs structured for maintaining a high level of independence
  • Hospitalization, providing a structured therapeutic approach in an appropriate environment

If a loved one is dealing with geriatric behavioral health issues, you can count on us for support. Our Access Center offers 24-hour support and consultative services to help you find the very best behavioral health care in New Jersey. Call us at 1-800-300-0628 today.