The geriatric psychiatry program at Chestnut Ridge Center provides short-term inpatient treatment to seniors, ages 55 and older, who live at home or in nursing or rehabilitation facilities.
Chestnut Ridge Center is a secured environment that provides acute care treatment for older adults experiencing:
- severe anxiety
- bipolar disorder (mood swings with mania and depression)
- panic disorder
- adjustment disorder (being overwhelmed by new life situations)
- mild dementia
Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders may also be considered if they have demonstrated the ability to benefit from participation in adult discussion.