Your Loved Ones Don’t Have To Face The Struggles Of Aging Alone
Bridges is the signature Geriatric Care Program at Stilwell Memorial Hospital. For those within our community who are subject to having to face the struggles of aging, we provide specialist, tailored care that encompasses relevant diagnostics, psychiatric care, and other treatment services.
Bridges consists of a 10 bed acute care treatment program providing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment to those experiencing emotional or behavioral issues. We are honored to be serving our community and we are passionate about providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality of specialized acute care. Here, your loved ones are not just patients, but are embraced as members of our family.
We have an interdisciplinary approach to adult care at Bridges, where the medical, psychiatric, physical, social, and relational. are all included in our plan of care for each person who comes into our community. We are proud to be not only serving our local area, but also this region of Oklahoma and Arkansas. Our team is led by Dr. Jeff Jenkins, who is one of only a few doctors in the nation who is board certified in both psychiatry and family practices.
As a specialist type of geriatric care program, we have developed independently, we are incredibly proud of this service, and the level of attentiveness and care provisions that we provide to our patients.
The program focuses on the changes that patients experience in their emotional or behavioral health. These problems may include Alzheimer’s, along with other forms of dementia, depression, anxiety, and aging adjustments. Bridges provide patients with an individualized treatment plan that also includes group and family therapy, structured daily activities, as well as any relevant medical care.
The Bridges Team
Dr. Jeff Jenkins, MD,AAFP,ABPN is one of few physicians in the nation that is dual board-certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He leads the Bridges care team as Medical Director serving patients and their loved ones.
Deanna Christie, BS, RN is our Unit Director. She has 30 years of combined nursing experience with 22 of those in the Children First and Birth Defects Programs at Oklahoma State Department of Health. Deanna has many years, experience working in Home Health, Hospice, and Adolescent and Adult Behavioral Health.
What Is The Admission Criteria for Bridges?
While each and every patient could have their own set of circumstances and concerns, the details outlined below are the typical admission criteria for the program.
*Severe onset or worsening of confusion, disorientation, or memory loss
*Noncompliance with prescribed medications
*Failure of outpatient therapy.
*Sudden onset of hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disinhibition, or other acute bizarre behaviors
*Severe episodes of crying, tearfulness, isolation, or depression
*Threat to self or others (real, perceived, or threatened)
*Inability to care for self or attend to one’s normal daily activities
*Dementia with behavioral disturbances, aggression or agitation
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