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.
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, is one of the only physicians in the nation that is board-certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. He leads the Bridges care team as Medical Director in serving patients and their loved ones.
Tamara McMillen, RN, BSN, is our Unit Director. She brings 25 years’ experience in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, and Corrections.
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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