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Senior Psychiatry

geriatric psychiatry patient with caretaker
Salem Hospital, a member of Mass General Brigham, offers comprehensive care for older patients who are experiencing acute psychiatric disorders, especially those complicated by medical or neurological problems (including patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease). Our adult and geriatric psychiatry specialists work with psychologists, social workers, mental health assistants, psychiatric nurses, dietitians, and occupational and physical therapists to provide the newest approved treatments. 
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Secure inpatient unit

We provide 24-hour care for adults aged 55 and older on a dedicated floor in our new Epstein Center for Behavioral Health. The following treatments are offered in a non-coercive environment:

  • Discharge planning and referral
  • ECT
  • Family support
  • Group programming
  • Medical management
  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Ongoing psychiatric care and psychopharmacology
  • Pet therapy
  • Psychological and neuropsychological evaluation
  • Recreational therapy
  • Spirituality services

Transitional psychiatric care

We provide the following services to help ease the transition back to home for older patients and their families.