Older Persons Inpatient Mental Health Service
What we do?
We provide a variety of interventions and therapies for older persons who are experiencing acute symptoms of their mental health disorder and requires care within an inpatient setting. A person admitted to the unit can either be voluntary or involuntary under the NSW Mental Health Act (2007). Consumer care is provided by a multidisciplinary team which includes, psychiatrists, registrars, nurses, social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, and peer worker.
A mental health clinician authorised by a consultant psychiatrist will conduct an assessment to determine whether an admission is the best option.
What to expect?
Specialist Mental Health Service for Older Persons Unit is an Inpatient Mental Health Psychiatric care facility consisting of 16 beds. The unit is designed to promote specialist care and treatment for older persons over 65 with psychiatric disorders and/or mental health problem.
Through the following:
- Regular mental health assessments, review of mental state and treatment options
- Recovery focussed activity program
- Family and carer involvement
- Monthly visit from the official visitors
- Discharge planning
- Opportunities to provide feedback (YES survey, consumer consultation meeting)
For any mental distress, please call the NSW Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. If life is at risk please call Triple Zero (000) to receive immediate help.