Inpatient Behavioral Health Program

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Adults age 50 and older can get the dedicated care they need at Senior Bridges of Northern Nevada Medical Center.

Schedule a No Cost Confidential Assessment

For more information about the Senior Bridges Inpatient Program or to schedule a no cost confidential assessment, call 775-356-4071.

Inpatient Program

Senior Bridges is the only behavioral health inpatient program in the region that is located within an acute care hospital. Commonly treated disorders include:

  • Behavioral issues related to dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, etc.
  • Major depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sleep disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety and agitation
  • Substance use disorder

The Inpatient Team and Treatment

At Senior Bridges, patients are provided with a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, hospitalists, nurses, certified nursing assistants and licensed social workers, as well as occupational, speech, physical and recreation therapists.

Patients receive:

  • A history and physical evaluation by a physician within 24 hours of admission
  • A psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatrist within 24 hours of admission
  • 24-hour nursing care in a secure, compassionate environment
  • Medication management
  • A communication evaluation
  • A occupational evaluation
  • A recreational evaluation
  • A psychosocial assessment

These assessments allow us to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Patients attend group, individual and family therapy depending on the individualized plan. Our environment, treatment and activities are focused on bringing patients to the best possible level of functioning.

Learn More about Common Conditions

  • Dementia — a general term to describe a wide variety of symptoms due to loss of brain function
  • Alzheimer's disease — the most diagnosed form of dementia
  • Parkinson's disease — a disorder of the central nervous system that most noticeably affects motor control
  • Psychosis — a general term that typically involves delusions, hallucinations and depression
  • Schizophrenia — a specific type of psychosis that can involve aggression, irritability and disorganized thoughts
  • Bipolar disorder — characterized by extreme emotional highs and lows
  • Anxiety and agitation disorders — severe anxiety or agitation that last for weeks or months at a time
  • Major depression — constant, severe depression that can interfere with everyday life

The Admission Process

Senior adults, age 50 and older, can be admitted to Senior Bridges through self-referrals or through referrals from an emergency department, assisted living facility or physician. The facility is open for admissions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a staff member will meet patients at the hospital or another location to complete a pre-admission assessment.

To learn more about the Senior Bridges Inpatient Program, call 775-356-4071.