Psychiatric Medical Care focusses on geriatric inpatient and outpatient counseling in rural areas. We have 70 programs in 20 states and operate two programs in West Virginia. We wanted to reach out and ensure that your social worker members knew of our programs as community resources and also, if any of your membership are looking for jobs, we have openings in both programs.
1) The first program is Senior Life Solutions, a program affiliated with Broaddus Hospital in Philippi, WV. It offers outpatient, intensive counseling for seniors in Philippi who are suffering from grief, depression or other behavioral health issues related to aging. . Once referred to the program, we offer counseling sessions three times a week, three times each day. Patients receive socialization, a free lunch. In some programs patients may qualify for free transportation. Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient’s physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 6 Healthcare Drive, Philippi, WV. To make a referral, please call 304.457.8132.
2) Our second West Virginia program is a new inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit—Laurel Place, located within Davis Medical Center in Elkins, WV. Laurel Place Behavioral Health, provides evaluation and inpatient treatment for older adults, typically over 55 years of age, who are suffering from mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and behaviors related to dementia. The 20-bed unit just opened last month and is almost fully staffed. Here are some basic referral criteria: Persons 55 and older (we consider 45 and up on a case-by-case basis) with a) psychiatric disorders, or b) dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance, c)recent suicide attempt or d) is presenting as a danger to self or others. Anyone can refer individuals to the program, including family members, physicians, or other health professionals. Contact the Program Director at 304.630.3508 for information on making arrangements for admission to Laurel Place. Here is the link for more information on our current inpatient program in Clinton, VA and the similar services offered at Laurel Place: https://www.psychmc.com/green-oak.