Seniors with mental illness need a treatment program that addresses their specific needs. Across the Fairview system, we offer two programs to support seniors:
Established in 1976, our program was the first of its kind in the Twin Cities and one of the first in the nation. Respect for the unique aspects of aging is an integral part of our treatment plan, which focuses on the specific needs of older adults with complex mental health problems.
Our care plans consist of a combination of medication, group therapy, and individual therapy. In addition, we work to strengthen each patient’s family support system and connect each individual to available resources in the community. Our goal is to create a network that will help patients be successful after discharge.
We provide family education and support on such issues as the aging process, specific diseases, guilt, grief, and loss.
At St. Joseph’s Hospital, we offer a 12-bed separate care unit to help older adults with depression, anxiety, and a number of other illnesses.
Our private rooms are designed with large windows, calming colors, and special lights to promote a quiet and restful space.
We care for older adults over age 65 with: