St. Vincent Warrick Serenity Unit
Specializing in Senior Behavioral Health Care
Our Serenity Behavioral Health Unit at St. Voncent Warrick Hospital specializes in the behavioral health care of our older adult patients. A qualified team of medical professionals including a psychiatrist, medical doctor, social worker, and mental health nurses design an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of each person. Our Unit is a 10-bed secured facility providing acute care and treatment for seniors experiencing:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Alzheimer’s Dementia with behavioral changes
- Suicidal ideation or attempt
- Behaviors putting the individual at risk of harm to themselves or others
- Acute onset of inability to cope with a stressful situation
The Serenity Unit offers:
- Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
- Individualized treatment plans
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Coping and life training skills
- Activity therapy groups
- Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
- Pastoral counseling
- Medication management and education
- Individualized continuing care plan for discharged patients and
- Patients participate with a group of peers who are similar in age and life experiences. Families are included in the therapeutic process. Aftercare planning is also provided to maintain improvement made in treatment.
At The Serenity Unit you have a treatment team of medical and clinical professionals who work together to pinpoint the nature of your problem. You will have a psychiatrist as well as a medical doctor to address both the mental and physical issues you may be experiencing.
Our unit puts an emphasis on family involvement. Family members are encouraged to attend weekly family conferences. These conferences give the you, your family, and Serenity staff the opportunity to sit down and discuss your progress in treatment, and give your family the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.
We offer a free initial assessment by a mental health professional. All assessments are confidential and are generally performed within 24 hours. The information is then reviewed by our Psychiatric Director to determine if the individual is appropriate for inpatient treatment. Individuals may be assessed in their physicians' offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, or may be brought to the Serenity Unit office for an assessment.
Referrals may be made by family members, physicians, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, social workers, case managers, and any other involved party who feels an individual may benefit from this type of treatment.