Hilton Head Regional Healthcare (HHRH) opened its new geriatric behavioral health unit at Hilton Head Hospital.
“Oftentimes, members of our senior community have medical issues, such as diabetes, congestive heart failure or other conditions along with behavioral health concerns. Our hospital staff can manage both,” said Jeremy Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare. “We consider it a great privilege to care for local senior citizens in a warm, secure and supportive atmosphere which we’ve named ‘The Cove.’”
The Cove offers individualized short-term care for older adults experiencing psychiatric symptoms requiring 24-hour inpatient treatment. This program is designed for adults 65 years of age and older who are experiencing emotional, behavioral or mental health issues such as social withdrawal, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, severe anxiety or dementia. Treatment includes psychiatric and physical assessment, group activities, individual and group therapy, as well as family education and support.