Senior Care 

Senior Care, located on the Etowah campus, is a secure unit for older adults (age 50 and older) who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms that require 24-hour acute inpatient treatment. Typically, geriatric patients stay in behavioral health services about 10-12 days. Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, social workers and activity/occupational therapists under the direction and supervision of a psychiatrist.

Education Plays a Vital Role 

The specialists on our Senior Care team are committed to offering educational seminars or in-services for your group or agency. We want you to be aware that the following signs and symptoms are not normal and may signify mental illness in the elderly. Possible topics include:

  • Insomnia or too much sleep
  • Crying spells
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Disregard for personal appearance
  • Sad or blank look on face
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Forgetfulness or confusion
  • Social Isolation
  • Caregiver's stress and burnout
  • Overview of types of mental illness in the elderly

For more information about our program, contact:
Meaji Nisley, Community Education Manager
(423) 263-3867 or
886 Highway 411 North, Etowah TN 37331