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Senior mental health

Mental health disorders continue to greatly influence our senior population, as Alzheimer's, dementia and mood disorders remain widespread in the senior community. Counselors and physicians are here to help seniors suffering from mental health problems that may include, memory loss, confusion or depression.

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Behavioral healthcare for seniors in Richmond, Virginia

Our geriatric psychiatrists are here to help you.

At Chippenham Hospital, we provide the behavioral health care that seniors need for a healthy, happy life. Our goal is to address your personal needs and empower you to manage your mental health so that you can live life to the fullest.

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In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

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Senior emotional health conditions we treat

Using collaborative problem-solving techniques, we provide comprehensive treatment for the following mental health conditions and emotional struggles:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss

Our senior mental health services

We believe that behavioral health treatment is most successful with a team approach. Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, care managers, activity therapists and dieticians.

Our senior mental health program

The Senior Transition Program at Tucker Pavilion offers inpatient psychiatric care to seniors with mental health concerns. Our doctors and therapists focus on safety and stabilization first, then create a unique treatment plan to meet personal emotional needs. Our care includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment and evaluation
  • Discharge planning
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapies
  • Recreational therapy
  • Spirituality group
  • Variety of groups throughout the day

If you are a senior adult or know a senior who may be in crisis, please call Chippenham Hospital's 24-hour behavioral health access line at 804-483-0053.


Qualifying criteria

Patients may be admitted to our program if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Exhibiting signs and symptoms that they are a threat to themselves or others
  • Psychiatrically impaired to the point they require 24-hour care/monitoring
  • Current judicial order (Temporary Detention Order)
  • Emergency Custody Order (ECO)

Some of these criteria have specific legal requirements, so be sure to discuss these with the appropriate professional.

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