Geriatric Behavioral Health

Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment for Seniors
Penn Highlands Healthcare offers behavioral health services for adults age 55 and over with problems specific to the senior population. There are units at three of our locations dedicated to this specialized type of behavioral care: Senior Transition Unit at Penn Highlands Brookville, Bright Horizons Center for Emotional Wellness at Penn Highlands Clearfield and Generations Unit at Penn Highlands Elk.

We offer psychiatric evaluation, medication management, psychological assessment and individual and family psychotherapy. Our team at Penn Highlands Healthcare consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors at locations throughout the region.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Treatment for Seniors
Penn Highlands Healthcare provides inpatient behavioral health services for geriatric patients, who sometimes face complex, profound life changes that can cause emotional breakdowns, especially if combined with physical health problems. Our teams at Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield and Penn Highlands Elk offer specialized treatment of psychiatric disorders experienced by older adults.

Intensive psychotherapies, nursing and educational services aim to re-establish emotional and cognitive stability, enhance self-confidence, instill and reinforce coping capabilities and initiate a plan of post-hospital care to complete and sustain recovery.

Referrals to Behavioral Health Services for Seniors
Referrals can be made by individuals, family members, friends, agencies, hospitals, clergy and physicians.

Geriatric Behavioral Health at Penn Highlands
Care for those age 55 and older is available at the Senior Transitions Unit at Penn Highlands Brookville. The Senior Transitions Unit is a10-bed geropsychiatric inpatient unit specializing in the treatment of emotional and behavioral difficulties often experienced by individuals 55 years and older.

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day.

Penn Highlands Brookville

100 Hospital Road
Brookville PA, 15825
814-849-2312
Care for those age 55 and older is available at Bright Horizons at Penn Highlands Clearfield. Bright Horizons is a10-bed geropsychiatric inpatient unit specializing in the treatment of emotional and behavioral difficulties often experienced by individuals 55 years and older.

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day.

Penn Highlands Clearfield

809 Turnpike Avenue
Clearfield PA, 16830
814-765-5341

Care for those age 55 and older is available at the Generations Unit at Penn Highlands Elk. Generations is a 10-bed geropsychiatric inpatient unit specializing in the treatment of emotional and behavioral difficulties often experienced by individuals 55 years and older.

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day.

Penn Highlands Elk

763 Johnsonburg Road
St. Marys PA, 15857
814-788-8000

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Conditions We Treat

Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Compulsive Disorders
Confusion/Mental Status Changes
Dangerous Behaviors/Acting Out
Delusional Thoughts
Dementia
Difficult Behaviors
Hallucinations
Paranoia
Schizophrenia
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts/Actions