• Geriatric Acute Care Hospitalization

  • Questions regarding Geriatric Acute Care Hospitalization or to make a referral, please contact us directly at 303-765-6969

    Porter's Geriatric Psychiatric unit is dedicated to providing psychiatric hospitalization to those over 65 years of age. Patients can be treated for any one of a number of acute or chronic psychiatric conditions, including but not limited to: severe depression/suicidality, anxiety, psychosis, and bi-polar disorder. Knowing that many of our older patients will have chronic, and at times complex, medical problems, Porter Adventist Hospital's medical staff will provide initial admitting history and physical admission and concurrent medical coverage, as needed, during the hospital stay.

    Geriatrics Porter Adventist Hospital

    Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Overview

    This is an acute care inpatient specialty unit, and is reserved for individuals requiring a highly structured environment with 24/7 observation to:

    • Prevent harm to self.
    • Prevent harm to others due to psychiatric illness or other conditions producing dangerous behaviors.
    • Prevent harm due to grossly impaired functioning due to psychiatric illness or other related conditions.
    • Control mania or psychosis that cannot be managed in the individual's current environment. 

    Patients on the unit will receive:

    • Ongoing medication consultation by a licensed, board certified psychiatrist.
    • Coordination of services by a treatment team of professionals led by the attending psychiatrist.
    • Discharge planning by a master's prepared social worker.
    • Group sessions by social workers, occupational therapists, registered nurses, recreational therapists and other professionals.
    • Neuro-psych testing if it is determined that it is needed.

    Criteria for Non-admission

    There may be many reasons why an individual may not meet criteria for admission to Porter's Geriatric Psychiatric; however the most prevalent reason is a medical condition that is not able to be treated on a specialty psychiatric unit. However, when approved, Porter will work with those with complicating medical conditions and may require consultation and coordination with Porter's on-site medical team.

    Contact Us

    We are a Medicare provider and contract with most major insurance companies and managed care organizations.

    Porter Adventist Hospital
    2525 S Downing St
    Denver, CO 80210

    Phone: 303-765-6969
    Fax: 303-765-3792

    Additional Resources

    Geriatric Acute Care Hospitalization Fact Sheet

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