Columbus Community Hospital recognizes the specialized needs of older adults whose behavioral and/or emotional issues are often complicated by co-existing medical, social and economic factors. Our highly skilled staff provides focused and compassionate care. Your care team includes:
An activity therapist (recreational therapist).
Common life changes that can trigger symptoms and need for specialized psychiatric intervention include:
Physical disability — long-term illness.
Physical illnesses that can affect thought, memory and emotion.
Change of environment, like moving out of the family home.
Illness or loss of a loved one.
Alcohol or substance abuse.
Poor diet or malnutrition.
Symptoms that may indicate the need for treatment include:
Sad or depressed mood lasting longer than two weeks.
Social withdrawal; loss of interest in things that used to be enjoyable.
Onset of confusion, disorientation or problems with concentration or decision-making.
Increase or decrease in appetite; changes in weight.
Memory loss, especially abrupt recent or short-term memory problems.
Feelings of worthlessness or thoughts of suicide.
Agitation, aggression or threats/attempts to harm others.
Hallucinations and/or delusional thoughts.
Loss of interest in personal appearance/hygiene.
Refusing to take prescribed medications.
We accept referrals for admission 24 hours a day, seven days a week from physicians, health care professionals, family members and patients.