We have a qualified team dedicated to treat the mental health concerns of older patients.
We have a qualified team who are attentive and understanding to meet the needs of the elderly and ensure the comfort of all patients.
We have credentialed a Psychogeriatrician and a Geriatrician who specialise in older persons mental health, and to support the physical care requirements of these patients.
We also provide assessment, management and support for people who have a mental illness over the age of 65 years, and we encourage family members and carers to get involved in helping their loved ones plan for their future.
Our assessment includes cognitive and general functioning to provide our patients with the best programs to meet their needs.
Our inpatient programs focus on educational, therapeutic and diversional activities.
Therapeutic interventions are provided on the basis of individual need and evidence-based guidelines depending on the diagnosis of each patient.
Interventions are categorised as follows:
Healthy behaviours practiced by the individual, such as exercise, diet and routine
Psychological approaches, such as building skills in helpful thinking, problem solving and coping with strong emotions
Physical treatments such as medication and, less commonly, Electroconvulsive Therapy
Changes in personal environment
Communication and care tips for friends, family and professional care staff
Helping patients access services and help for unmet social needs, such as loneliness, transport and housing
This program is for people aged over 55 who are experiencing adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety or early signs of memory loss and cognitive changes. Patients focus on age related issues including brain training exercises, creating a healthy balanced lifestyle through mental and physical activities, healthy eating and social activities.
This program runs continually and patients can join at any time.
Young @ Heart
This program is designed to meet the needs of those who are mature aged and may be experiencing adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety or early signs of memory loss and cognitive changes. This program focusses on age-related issues including brain training exercises, creating a healthy balanced lifestyle through mental and physical activities, healthy eating and social activities. It combines evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other strength-based therapies.