The Cove

Behavioral Health for Seniors

Hilton Head Hospital has been providing care to the Lowcountry for over 40 years. The Cove is an extension of our services tailored specifically to the needs of seniors  and their loved ones. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful environment for seniors to seek the care needed for behavioral health issues until they are ready to return home.


Our Services

Growing older does not always come easy. There can be both physical and mental losses, but that does not mean one needs to give up on happiness and contentment. At our Senior Behavioral Health Unit, we offer individualized short-term care in a warm, secure and supportive atmosphere for older adults experiencing psychiatric symptoms which require 24-hour acute inpatient treatment. This program was designed for seniors who are experiencing emotional, behavioral or mental health issues, such as:

  • Self-injurious (suicidal) thoughts or behaviors
  • Severe agitation or anxiety
  • Destructive or combative behavior
  • Behavioral changes with potential for harm to self or others
  • Delusions, hallucinations or paranoia
  • Social withdrawal, loss of interest in personal appearance/hygiene
  • Dementia with behavioral disturbances such as agitation, anger and aggression that are amenable for short term treatment

Our Treatment Plan

  • Psychiatric and physical assessment
  • Daily visits by psychiatrist
  • Group activities, such as music and art therapy
  • 24-hour nursing and medical support
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Family education and support
  • Medication stabilization and management
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

How To Call For Help

  1. Begin the process by calling 888-682-2683.
  2. Answer questions about the patient:
    • Presenting problem
    • Medical conditions and history
    • Medications
    • Allergies
    • Demographic information
    • Insurance information
  3. The unit psychiatrist will evaluate the patient information to determine the appropriate plan of action.

The care in the Senior Behavioral Health Unit involves stabilizing the crises that led to the hospitalization, providing a thorough evaluation, developing a treatment plan and coordinating care in a supportive, physician supervised environment.

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