Seniors can experience many, life altering changes in very little 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 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.
Meet Our Medical Director, Dr. Jodi Marshall
Dr. Marshall’s career in medicine began with research investigating a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease. She joined the SBHU in January 2021 as its Medical Director and is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry.
While studying neuroscience at Hamilton College, Dr. Marshall conducted research investigating a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease. She continued this research after college and went on to obtain a medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. Following medical school, she completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and then went on to complete a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry, also at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. This additional training allowed her to specialize in the treatment of patients with dementia and other mental health conditions in those over 65 years old. As part of her fellowship, she took special interest in end of life care in patients with dementia.
Outside of her medical practice, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. On their time off together, they can mostly be found outdoors enjoying everything New Hampshire has to offer. In the winter, she also coaches her daughters’ ice hockey team and when not on an ice rink, they are often found on the ski slopes.