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Senior mental health

Mental health disorders, such as Alzheimer's, dementia and mood disorders, remain widespread in the senior community. Our counselors and physicians can help seniors suffering from memory loss, confusion or depression that arise from mental health problems.

Behavioral health care for seniors in Southwest Virginia

We offer safe psychiatric care for seniors.

LewisGale Hospital Alleghany's Senior Transitions offers a calm environment for inpatient mental health services tailored to older adults. Because our priority is getting you stable and safe, referrals to our unit can come from doctors, caregivers, friends or family.

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Mental health symptoms and conditions we treat

Senior mental health issues can look different for each person and are sometimes caused by other conditions. Some of those conditions and symptoms may include:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Illogical thoughts and behavior
  • Inability to care for oneself
  • Memory issues
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor nutrition
  • Threatening or harmful behaviors

Our senior mental health services

Our mental health services support every level of emotional stability, offering everything from intense crisis intervention to outpatient maintenance during recovery.

Our senior psychiatry services

Treatment varies by patient, but components of our inpatient program may include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychiatric triage, evaluation and differential diagnosis
  • Medication stabilization
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy and education
  • Educational groups
  • Activity therapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Coping skills training
  • Discharge planning
  • Outpatient follow-up

Family members and loved ones are an important support tool for each individual's recovery, so we encourage their involvement throughout the care process. We welcome family during regular visiting hours and family sessions, and seek their input in treatment and discharge planning, with patient consent.

For continued support, our senior patients have access to other outpatient programs within HCA Virginia Health System.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team

Our program offers access to care from a team of specialists in varied disciplines. This team includes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Mental health technicians
  • Recreational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Dietitians

Visiting our senior mental health unit

Visitors can be a helpful part of emotional healing and support for our patients, so we want to make it easy for you to stop by.

Getting to Senior Transitions

Senior Transitions is located within our main hospital. The unit has regular visiting hours daily from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Special visiting hours may be arranged upon request.

Visitors can use the main hospital entrance, which has ample parking available. After arrival, visitors can go to the fifth floor and ring the bell to be admitted into the unit.



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