Mental Health Association of Fort Bend County


 

Programs > Geriatrics

Geriatrics:

We offer a full array of Adult Psychiatric services with the ability to accommodate the individual program needs of any geriatric client. Any program may be a point of entry or a transition from a more or less restrictive level of care.

Adult Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  24-hour medically supervised, locked unit
Highly structured environment with close nursing supervision
Intensive treatment and evaluation for clients in crisis
   
Adult Psychiatric Inpatient
  24-hour medically monitored unit
Emphasis on stabilization and assessment of needs
   
IntraCare Hospital Outpatient Programs
 

Level II - Higher Paths

IntraCare Geriatric Day Treatment Program offers two levels of care; Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), which is a 5 day a week program and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a three day a week program. These two programs are designed to meet the Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency treatment needs of patients who are at a higher level of functioning. The PHP program runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The IOP program operates within the framework of the PHP; however, the days of attendance are negotiated with the patient to best meet their recovery needs.

A Primary Therapist will be assigned to the patient. The therapist will work closely with the patient to address their issues, and with their permission, will also work closely with his/her family in family therapy and discharge planning.

Several treatment modalities are offered in PHP. These include, but are not limited to: Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy and Nursing Groups. Step Groups, Addiction Education, and Relapse Prevention groups are also provided.

Patients are provided individualized treatment within a team framework. Members of the treatment team include the patient, the patient’s doctor, nurse, program therapists, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, and psychiatric technicians. The patient will be given a schedule of his/her treatment modalities. This schedule will fit the initial needs of the patient but may be modified as the needs of the patient change.

Lunch is provided for patients free of charge. IntraCare Hospital provides a safe, structured environment to allow the patient the opportunity to take risks, explore and develop positive coping skills, to enhance a sense of personal identity, and to increase the patient’s self-esteem and personal values. The Higher Paths program focuses on cognitive therapies and higher level processing. Actively working a recovery program is the essence of treatment in IntraCare Hospital’s day treatment programs.

   
IntraCare Hospital Outpatient Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programs
 

Level I - Foundations Program

The IntraCare Foundations Geriatric Day Treatment Program offers two levels of care; Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), which is a 5 day a week program and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a three day a week program. These two programs are designed to meet the Mental Health and/or Chemical Dependency treatment needs of patients who may need to work at a slower pace. The PHP program runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The IOP program operates within the framework of the PHP; however, the days of attendance are negotiated with the patient to best meet their recovery needs.

Transportation is offered to patients who may have difficulty getting to the program. Upon arrival, the patients meet the treatment staff that consists of a RN, therapist/case manager, LCDC, and psychiatric technician. The patients see their physician at least once weekly while in PHP.

The patient begins the day with a group that starts at 9:30 (Morning Focus). The patient’s day is highly structured with groups at 10:30, lunch at 11:30, group at 12:30, and group at 1:45. The patient’s day ends at 2:45. Groups are primarily educational, experiential, and didactic with such topics as stress management, discharge/weekend planning, loss resolution, life skills, relapse prevention, medication education, management of my illness, etc. Group work is designed to allow patients to work at a slower pace as needed in order to acquire the basic skills needed to process and assimilate new information and utilize their new skills.

Individual and family sessions are offered weekly. As much as the patient is willing to allow, family members are included to assist with discharge planning.

   
   
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