Senior Behavioral Health Unit

Jackson Purchase Medical Center houses an inpatient care unit serving senior adults who seek behavioral health services and require a short inpatient stay. Treatment is available for a variety of mental health conditions in senior adults. Our unit is designed to educate patients and families to better manage their conditions and ongoing recovery by developing healthier coping skills and a safe and secure follow-up plan for post discharge care.

Inpatient Mental Health Treatment & Care

Our inpatient mental health treatment and care is appropriate if you or a loved one is experiencing an escalation or worsening of ongoing symptoms of any of the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation or aggression
  • Disordered thinking
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Change in enjoyment and participation in daily activities
  • Lack or attention to personal hygiene
  • Increased fear of being alone
  • Wanting to harm others

Our Senior Mental Health Team 

The Senior Behavioral Health Unit has a variety of staff to assist with coordination of care for your family member. From basic care needs to family counseling, medical evaluation, treatments and medication management. Our staff includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Registered nurses
  • Recreational therapists
  • Behavioral health technicians

Admission to Our Behavioral Health Unit

Admissions to our inpatient behavioral health unit are accepted 24 hours a day. Anyone may refer a potential patient for care, including family members, friends, physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals, social workers, social service agencies and hospital emergency departments. Self-referrals are also accepted.

If you would like more information on our program or if someone you know needs care, call 270.251.4250