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Inpatient Services

Supportive Care for Mental Wellness

The Community Healthcare System has invested more than $5 million since 2014 to modernize and open two Adult and Older Adult Behavioral Health units at St. Catherine Hospital.

Here, our mission is to offer overwhelmed or distraught adult, older adult and geriatric patients empathetic care in a soothing setting.

Calm green tones, smooth lines, round edges, gentle light and décor indicative of nature in balance are the backdrop for the clinical team and healthcare professionals to conduct thorough evaluations to learn what may be causing your distress, or that of a loved one, and create a treatment plan to help.

The remodeled psychiatric units feature semi-private rooms, spacious walk-in showers, patient and family consultation gathering spots and therapeutic day rooms adjacent to nursing stations for socialization and group therapy.

Our highly trained team of psychiatrists, social workers, specialized nurses, therapists and counselors are devoted to creating an uplifting environment to support your healing process whether you need short-term hospital care, outpatient counseling or an intensive treatment plan.

Adult Behavioral Health Services

Treating Mind, Body, Spirit

The 24-bed Adult Behavioral Health (BHS) unit involves treatment to stabilize psychiatric symptoms or the crises that led to hospital admission for adults 18 years and older through medications, recreational activity, individual therapies and discharge planning.

Based on the results of multi-disciplinary evaluations, staff will develop a plan to help you feel better and coordinate treatment in a way that provides round-the-clock nursing care until your discharge.
Treatment is aimed at helping you feel better, finding the most effective dosages of medication and offering education to help you adjust behaviors to lead a healthier lifestyle after you are discharged from the hospital.

Because our goal is help you learn new ways to cope with the illness, your journey to mental wellness while in the care of the Adult Behavioral Health Services unit include a range of treatment options to help you feel better:

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Daily assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner
  • Medication management
  • 24-hour nursing services
  • Individual, group and family therapy services
  • Therapeutic recreation services
  • Discharge planning
  • Coordination of follow-up care
  • Assistance accessing community resources
  • Help to find an alternative living environment, if needed
  • Assistance with guardianship, power of attorney, advance directors, orders of detention and/or court commitment.

Call us today for more information within the Community Healthcare System, or to schedule a consultation:

Adult Behavioral Health Services: 219-392-7466

Older Adult Behavioral Health Services

Help To Transition & Cope

We recognize the needs of our elderly behavioral health patients are different.

That’s why we offer an Older Adult Behavioral Health Services unit for adults 65 and older who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms and require 24-hour acute inpatient care. This secure unit is overseen by our psychiatrists who specialize in older adult and geriatric care, and can address changes in behavior and/or cognitive functioning resulting from aging, adjustment to medications or issues that spring up in the senior adult population.

Designed as an elder twin to the Adult Behavioral Health Services Unit, the 16-bed Older Adult Behavioral Health Services unit features spacious semi-private rooms, patient and family consultation rooms, walk-in showers and therapeutic day room within sight of the nursing station for socialization, meals and group therapy.

The unit also is equipped with a Sensory Room to calm those who become agitated or confused. The room is infused with images, smells and sounds to soothe the senses.

Because our goal is help you learn new ways to cope with aging, the journey to mental wellness while in the care of the Older Adult Behavioral Health Services unit include a range of treatment options:

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Daily assessment and treatment by a psychiatrist and/or nurse practitioner
  • Medication management
  • 24-hour nursing service
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Discharge planning
  • Coordination of follow-up care
  • Assistance accessing community resources
  • Help to find an alternative living environment, if needed
  • Assistance with guardianship, power of attorney, advance directives, orders of detention and/or court commitment.

Call us today for more information within the Community Healthcare System, or to schedule a consultation:

Older Adult Behavioral Health Services: 219-392-7177