As an Age-Friendly Health System, our goal is for everyone 60 years old and older to receive the best care possible in the safest, most responsive environment possible. We do this by focusing on the 4Ms framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.
What Matters: Know and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences, including, but not limited to, end-of-life care and across settings of care.
Medication: If medication is necessary, use Age-Friendly medication that does not interfere with What Matters to older adults, Mobility or Mentation across settings of care.
Mentation: Prevent, identify, treat and manage dementia, depression and delirium across settings of care.
Mobility: Ensure that older adults move safely every day in order to maintain function and do What Matters.
Senior Behavioral Health Unit
Seniors can experience many life altering changes in a short period of time. These changes include the loss of loved ones, declining physical health or loss of independence. Events like these can trigger depression, anxiety and severe psychiatric symptoms that may require specialized treatment. The Senior Behavioral Health Program at St. Joseph Hospital is a short-term inpatient treatment program for adults 65 years old and older who are experiencing severe behavioral or emotional symptoms. Our 24-bed unit provides a safe and secure environment for seniors to receive their care. LEARN MORE