Geriatric Psychiatry at Butler Hospital
Butler Hospital has a state of the art 20-bed inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit. The Senior Treatment Unit provides care and support for adults ages 65 and over who have a variety of psychiatric conditions. These conditions include memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, depression, anxiety, and other cognitive disorders that may cause behavioral difficulties.
The Memory and Aging Program The Memory & Aging Program provides multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment to patients with known or suspected memory and other cognitive problems. The treatment staff includes neurologists, neuropsychologists, geriatric psychiatrists, and nurses. The clinic is involved in ongoing trials of new medications, other interventions, and assessments for memory loss and behavioral problems associated with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and mild cognitive impairment due to aging.
The Movement Disorders Program focuses on the physical and behavioral challenges caused by movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.
Geriatric Psychiatry at Lifespan: The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital
The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital provide a wide range of integrated geriatric psychiatric services.
The Miriam Hospital's geriatric psychiatry outpatient services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy, including a focus on dementia caregiver issues, stress management and grief counseling. The Neuropsychology Program is a clinical specialty service located at both Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. The program offers neuropsychological evaluation of memory and other cognitive functions on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Consultation Psychiatry service addresses the mental health issues of hospitalized patients in the context of their medical condition and overall health. Consultation is provided by multidisciplinary teams.
The Nursing Home Psychiatry Consultation Program, staffed by an expert team from The Miriam Hospital, provides psychiatric services for residents of nursing homes and assisted-living or long-term care facilities in Rhode Island. This program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that includes board-certified geriatric psychiatrists and psychiatric clinical nurse specialists with expertise in psychiatry and gerontology.
Geriatric Psychiatry at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center
Geriatric psychiatric services are provided by board certified geriatric psychiatrists. Geriatric fellows have opportunities to have rotations at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center centered around outpatient assessment and treatment among older veterans with a wide range of psychiatric disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders. In addition, fellows rotate through the geriatric medicine clinic.
Kent Hospital is a 359-bed hospital and the second-largest single site hospital in the state. Located in Warwick, RI, it is a primary teaching affiliate of Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the home site for residency training programs in emergency medicine, family medicine and internal medicine, and fellowship training programs in gastroenterology and hyperbaric medicine in addition to geriatric psychiatry. Fellows will rotate in palliative care and geriatric medicine at Kent.