Columbus Community Hospital

Senior behavioral health unit

Our care team

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:

  • A psychiatrist.
  • Medical physicians.
  • Social workers.
  • Nursing staff.
  • An activity therapist (recreational therapist).
  • A dietitian.

Common life changes that can trigger symptoms and need for specialized psychiatric intervention include:

  • Physical disability — long-term illness.
  • Dementia-causing 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.
  • Medication interactions.
  • 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.

Contact us

We accept referrals for admission 24 hours a day, seven days a week from physicians, health care professionals, family members and patients.

For more information, call 402-562-4655.