Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Geriatric Inpatient Program

Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital is an acute care facility that is located in Haverhill, MA. Our services include a 21-bed geriatric inpatient program where older adults can receive age-appropriate care for mental health disorders as well as cognitive, emotional, or behavioral problems.

What Is a Geriatric Inpatient Program?

Get the fundamental facts about geriatric inpatient programming at Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital in Massachusetts

The Haverhill Pavilion geriatric inpatient program is a safe and supportive healing environment in Haverhill, MA. Our geriatric inpatient program provides age-appropriate care for adults who have been struggling with a variety of mental, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral challenges.  

The goal of the geriatric inpatient program is to provide the personalized care that will help older adults achieve stabilization so they can return home or transition to a less intensive program. 

Older adults who receive care via our geriatric inpatient program typically remain with us for about five to seven days. The exact length of stay for each patient is determined by their needs, goals, and progress.

What Does the Geriatric Inpatient Program at Haverhill Pavilion Look Like?

Discover what older adults experience in our inpatient program in Haverhill, MA

One of the many benefits of our geriatric inpatient program is that each older adult’s care is guided by a personalized plan that is monitored and updated as necessary throughout the individual’s time with us. Thus, no two patients ever have identical experiences in our geriatric inpatient program.  

In general terms, though, you or your loved one can expect the following from the geriatric inpatient program at our location in Haverhill, Massachusetts: 

  • Case management services 
  • Multidisciplinary planning, which includes meetings with a psychiatrist, nurses, an occupational therapist, and a social worker 
  • Psychiatric and medication evaluation, monitoring, and treatment 
  • Medical evaluation, monitoring, and treatment  
  • Individual, group, and family sessions 
  • Leisure and recreational activities 
  • Exercise, nutrition, and wellness education 
  • Education about and treatment for co-occurring addiction 
  • Relapse prevention education 
  • Detailed discharge planning to prepare you or your loved one for continued success after completing our geriatric inpatient program  

Also, you or your loved one may receive certain medical support services while healing in our geriatric inpatient program. Medical services for older adults at Haverhill Pavilion include X-rays, electrocardiograms (EKGs), and basic lab work. We also offer an on-site pharmacy for patients who are receiving medication management services.

Populations & Disorders Treated in Our Geriatric Inpatient Program

Learn who can participate in inpatient programming for older adults at Haverhill Pavilion

The geriatric inpatient program at our location in Haverhill, MA, is designed for older adults who have been struggling with mental illness. The geriatric inpatient program also accepts older adults who have been experiencing certain cognitive, behavioral, or emotional challenges. 

Men and women age 50 and above may be considered for admission to the geriatric inpatient program. All admissions decisions, including whether a prospective patient will be best served via our adult inpatient program or our geriatric inpatient program, are made on a case-by-case basis following a thorough assessment of the individual’s history, strengths, needs, and goals. 

The following are among the many mental, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral concerns for which older adults may receive care in the Haverhill Pavilion geriatric inpatient program: 

  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Depressive disorders 
  • Mild to moderate cognitive impairment 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Self-harm 
  • Suicidal ideation 
  • Adjustment disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Delusional disorders 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD) 
  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 

Older adults who have been struggling with addiction can also receive care in our geriatric inpatient program, but only if they are suffering from chemical dependency as a co-occurring condition. We do not treat individuals who have a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. 

Also, we cannot accept patients who need IV therapy, have other complex medical needs, or are experiencing the following conditions:  

  • Moderate to severe autism spectrum disorder 
  • Moderate to severe dementia  
  • Eating disorders 

Please note that all admission-related criteria on this page are listed here solely for general informational purposes. To determine if you or a loved one is eligible to receive care in Haverhill Pavilion’s geriatric inpatient program, please contact us directly.

How to Be Successful in Our Inpatient Program for Older Adults

Identify what you need to do to be successful in our geriatric inpatient program in Haverhill, MA

As with all elements of care in our geriatric inpatient program, the definition of success can vary from person to person depending upon a variety of individual factors. During your time with us, we’ll help you to establish personal goals and define what success means to you.  

In general terms, the following can help you to have the most successful experience in our geriatric inpatient program in Haverhill, Massachusetts.  

Collaborate with your caregivers – We encourage older adults to work in active collaboration with our staff members, and to take ownership of their care and recovery to the greatest degree possible. Your willingness and ability to engage in open and honest conversation, and to act upon the feedback and guidance you receive, can put you in the best possible position to make immediate progress and achieve continued success. 

Manage your expectations – Achieving stabilization during your time in our geriatric inpatient program can be a significant step. But this is just one of many steps you may need to take on your path toward improved mental health. Understand that this process will take time and may involve both successes and setbacks. Be prepared to make a continued effort, supported both by the guidance of your Haverhill Pavilion team and the love of your friends and family members.   

Rely on your support network – Friends and family members can be sources of invaluable support during and after your time in our geriatric inpatient program. Depending upon your progress and needs, your discharge plan may include referrals to other caregivers or information about community-based support groups. Together, your professional caregivers, loved ones, and fellow group members will form your personal support network. Productive interactions with these people can promote continued health in the months and years after your time with us.

Benefits of Participating in Our Geriatric Inpatient Program

Understand the short- and long-term benefits of completing the inpatient program for older adults at Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital in Massachusetts

When you choose the Haverhill Pavilion geriatric inpatient program for yourself or a loved one, you can expect to receive superior service provided by experienced professionals within a safe and supportive environment. The following are among the many immediate and long-term benefits of healing in our geriatric inpatient program: 

Superior service – Every member of our team is committed to providing patient-focused care. We are also dedicated to ensuring that our geriatric inpatient program remains a place of dignity and respect for all who are entrusted to our care. These values should be evident from your first phone call to our location in Haverhill, MA, and they should remain at the forefront of your every interaction with our staff. 

Experienced professionals – All care for those in the geriatric inpatient program, as well as all support services for family members and other loved ones, is provided by experienced and compassionate professionals. Whether you are in our geriatric inpatient program or supporting a loved one who is receiving care, you can expect to interact with a team of talented men and women whose skills are equaled only by their commitment to quality service. 

Open communication – Mental health disorders can be isolating, confusing challenges. When you choose the Haverhill Pavilion geriatric inpatient program for yourself or a loved one, you will get the answers you need and the guidance you deserve to make the most informed decisions for yourself or on behalf of your family member.  

Detailed discharge planning – At Haverhill Pavilion’s geriatric inpatient program, the discharge planning process begins the day a patient arrives at our location in Haverhill, Massachusetts. This detailed discharge planning service ensures that you are connected with the professional referrals, community-based services, and other resources that will support continued healing following your time in our care.   

To learn more about the many benefits of our geriatric inpatient program, please contact us at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all of your questions. We look forward to providing you with the information you need to determine if our geriatric inpatient program is the perfect place for you or your loved one.