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Senior Behavioral Health Program

The Senior Behavioral Health Unit at Mercy Suburban Hospital is Montgomery County's premier provider of geriatric neuropsychiatric services in a true medical setting. The unit admits patients over 55 years of age who are struggling with emotional and/or behavioral problems, which may or may not be related to cognitive decline.

Established in 1998, Senior Behavioral Health offers a full spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services to stabilize patients who have medical and behavioral health problems. Our goal is to treat the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each individual. Our mission is to respect the integrity and dignity of all.

Programs

Senior Behavioral Health provides a multidisciplinary milieu where professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, med-surg nurses, social workers, activities therapists and CNAs. The daily program is structured in a manner which fosters social interaction and independence.

We educate patients and families concerning their illnesses and their medications. We provide discharge planning as necessary, and utilize various partial programs, senior adult activity centers and home care nurses as appropriate at discharge. We also provide on site staff development and continuing education conferences throughout the year.

The Alzheimer's Association Caregivers Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month.

Insurance

Mercy Suburban Hospital accepts Medicare and most third party insurers.

Contact Us

For more information, call the Senior Behavioral Health Unit at Mercy Suburban Hospital at 610.270.8300.

Contact Us

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Mental Health Services

Crisis Center
610.237.4210

Psychiatry Dept.
610.237.4122
Call for information about inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services.

Community Care Program
610.237.4224


Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Mental Health Services

Crisis Response Center
215.748.9525

Inpatient Services
215.748.9188

Outpatient Addiction Services
215.748.9634

New Horizons Program -
Intensive Outpatient Treatment

215.748.9634


Mercy Suburban Hospital

Senior Behavioral Health Unit
610.270.8300