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Senior Care Specialty Services

Alvarado Hospital’s NEW Geriatric Behavioral Health Program

Alvarado Hospital earned the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) recognizing emergency departments that go above and beyond to provide excellent care for older adults.

As advances in medicine and technology have allowed Americans to live longer, there is a growing need for specialized services related to the aging process. Alvarado Hospital’s new Gero-Psychiatic Unit provides cognitive, emotional and behavioral care in a secure 24-hour-a-day inpatient setting to address both medical and mental health needs of senior citizens.

Our Senior Care Specialty Services program provides a much-needed behavioral-health safety net for the San Diego community. This unit is designed to meet the specific needs of older adults with medical problems combined with mental health issues unique to this population.

For further information, contact us at 619-229‐7307

Patients 55 years old and older who suffer from behavioral health issues that may be compounded with medical or neurological problems, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, can receive comprehensive treatment by our team of physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, and therapists.

Common behavioral health disorders that will be treated are:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia with behavioral disturbances
  • Depression
  • Post‐traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia

To speak to someone about this program, call us at 619-229‐7307.

WE ARE LOOKING TO FILL ALL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH POSITIONS ON THIS NEW UNIT. TO SEE A LIST OF OPEN EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS, CLICK HERE.

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