Behavioral Health Unit at Uniontown Hospital
Enhancing mental health for seniors on an inpatient
and outpatient basis.
Seniors who are suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral disorders require special help. Uniontown Hospital provides exceptional support and care with our Behavioral Health Unit. Led by Dr. Hai Tsao
, a Geriatric Behavioral Specialist, our unit delivers expert, compassionate care from a multidisciplinary team, including a psychiatrist, therapists, nurses, counselors, and social workers. And, since our new state-of-the-art facility is for older patients only, it provides a safe and supportive environment.
Who should seek help?
Older adults who have two or more of the symptoms below (exceptions are made for younger adults whose physical and/or psychiatric needs are suitable for the unit):
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of energy
- Impaired concentration
- Loss of motivation
- Excessive anger, anxiety or guilt
- Hurt feelings
- Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
- Increased irritability
For patients who don’t need or want inpatient care, our team provides structured treatment programs that are individually designed. By setting achievable goals and providing follow-up support services, our focus is on helping seniors get back to life within the family and community.
If a doctor determines that a patient requires and can benefit from our inpatient care, a short stay in our Behavioral Health Unit may be prescribed. Here, our comprehensive program provides the following services for seniors:
- Physician management of care
- Comprehensive medical support
- Behavioral health nursing
- Social work services
- Assessment and discharge planning
- Treatment planning
- Group and individual therapy
- Recreational activities
- Coping and life skills
- Grief and loss resolution
- Education regarding:
- Medical management
- Health and wellness training
- Daily living skills
- Nutritional information
- Stress management
- Conflict resolution
- Assertiveness training
Seniors who need mental health care may be referred by professionals, individuals, or loved ones. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tsao, please call (724) 438-5436
or click here to schedule an appointment online.