Civil patients are referred by their county human services department. All admissions are involuntary.
Geropsychiatric Treatment Unit (GTU)
GTU provides evaluation and treatment for older men and women who are experiencing problems in later life related to mental illness and/or dementia and who require more specialized services than are available in their home community. The emphasis of the program is to develop a plan for the solution or management of the problem and to arrange placement of the individual in the most appropriate setting. Quality of life is a major concern. Interventions include group activities, behavioral programs, environmental modification, medication treatment, and individual/group therapy. Neuropsychological screening is provided. GTU staff work as a team. This team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. GTU staff provides follow-up after discharge and consultation and training to community agencies.
The GTU is located in Stovall Hall.