Geriatric Psychiatric Services
The Care Regional Medical Center Geropsychiatric program is a short term, inpatient program for the evaluation and treatment of patients 55 years or older. Many of the mental health needs of seniors are due to difficulties in coping with changes due to aging. The CRMC Geropsychiatric Center provides 24 hour inpatient treatment. Working together, the medical director, RN’s, therapists, family members, and consultants assist patients in achieving their optimal level of mental and physical health.
Patients eligible for admission meet the following criteria:
*Danger to self or others *Loss of interest in regular activities
*Decreased level of functioning *Abrupt changes in behavior
*Physical or verbal aggression *Impaired understanding of reality
*Uncontrolled agitation *Decrease in energy level
*Resistance to care *Isolation from family and friends
*Pacing *Confusion or memory changes
Nestor H. Praderio, MD is a Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist and is the Medical Director of the CRMC Geropsychiatric Center. Dr. Praderio and his mental health team focuses on easing the confusion and stress that you or your loved ones might be feeling at this difficult time. Our mission is to assist you and your family in finding the comfort, peace of mind, and quality of life that you seek and deserve.