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.
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 adults 65 and older* 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
* Patients younger than 65 will be evaluated on a case by case basis
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
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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