Inpatient Geropsychiatric Care
As of Nov. 28, 2022, Reid Health's inpatient geriatric psychiatric services have been discontinued. The space will be reconfigured into a medical surgical unit to better meet the evolving needs of our patients. Expanding the number of medical surgical beds is specifically geared toward helping provide additional capacity to support an increased need for general acute care services.
Our investment in the transformation of the space to a medical surgical unit will include technological and physical upgrades that will result in a state-of-the-art unit with 32 additional inpatient rooms capable of caring for patients with medical conditions that include strokes, general surgery recovery, and more.
As part of this transition, we are working closely with other providers in the region to ensure seamless coordination of
care, so future geriatric psychiatric patients who need inpatient
treatment can be cared for at other facilities.
Extended care facilities in the region, among others, offer a range of services from outpatient clinics and telehealth to substance abuse treatment and "whole health," which includes physical, mental, and social well-being. Our psychiatric clinical team will provide telehealth and other support to those extended care facilities. In addition, many patients are eligible for services through our Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which provides primary healthcare, medication support, meals and nutritional counseling, transportation, and social services.
For more information about this transition, see our news release and the FAQ below.