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South Oaks - Senior Adult Programs
South Oaks - Senior Adult Programs

Senior Adult Programs

Quality care with dignity, respect and compassion

South Oaks Hospital’s Senior Adult Programs, located on the Nassau/Suffolk border on Long Island, New York, provide highly specialized inpatient psychiatric care to adults 65 years of age and older in a safe and private facility. Treatments are provided to senior adults who suffer from acute mood, memory and/or behavioral disorders, such as depression, psychosis, anxiety disorder, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or post traumatic stress.

For senior adults who are affected by coexisting disorders – a combination of mental illness(es) and addictive disorder(s) – South Oaks also offers Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Programs.

Treatments in the Senior Adult Programs begin with a comprehensive assessment, including psychiatric, physical and psychosocial components. An individualized treatment plan is developed based upon each patient’s unique needs and assessment. Discharge planning, which begins at admission, is performed in collaboration with patients and their families to assure a safe return to the community, to a loved-one’s home, or placement within a suitable senior care facility.

Our approach centers on the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals — each with the expertise and special training necessary to effectively treat senior adults. The team includes board certified psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, licensed social workers, therapists and dedicated aides.

The team works with the patients and their families to stabilize mood and behavior, enhance coping skills, reduce stress, facilitate cognitive change, manage medication, provide new insights and positive reinforcement. The goals of the Senior Adult Programs include successful recovery of our patients and return to their maximum level of function.

Our Senior Adult Programs utilize advanced intervention techniques and evidence-based treatments through psychotherapeutic and pharmacological means, such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Rehabilitation
    • Arts Psychotherapy
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
  • One-on-One Sessions
  • Family Sessions
  • Specialized Support Groups
  • Medication Management and Education

At South Oaks, our distinctive Therapeutic Rehabilitation treatments are managed by licensed arts therapists and exercise physiologists. They are designed to cultivate wellness, promote self-esteem and increase social interaction through daily activities such as recreational, occupational and experiential therapy, creative arts and physical fitness.

South Oaks offers support for the families of our patients through counseling sessions each week. These sessions offer information on diagnoses, coping skills, education and availability of in-home services, as well as the caring, comfort and support each family needs.

During treatment in the Senior Adult Programs, patients have access to the following quality services:

  • 24-Hour Nursing Care
  • Assistance with Personal Care and Hygiene
  • On-Site Pharmacy and Medication Review
  • Nutritional Screenings by Licensed Dietitians
  • Pastoral Care
  • Cheerfully Decorated, Secure Accommodations

If a patient needs emergency medical assistance during their treatment at South Oaks, transportation will be provided to one of our local hospitals for immediate care.

Visiting hours for patients in Senior Adult Programs are daily from 1:30pm to 3:00pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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