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. Raymond Suarez
Dr. Raymond Suarez joined St. Joseph Hospital’s Senior Behavioral Health Unit in 2021, bringing a diverse amount of expertise to best serve the Greater Nashua community. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He went on to attend the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City before completing his residency in Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center.
During his residency, he published a textbook with the American Psychiatric Association titled, “The Handbook of Medicine in Psychiatry”. He was also elected by administration during his residency to serve as Chief President.
When Dr. Raymond Suarez is not caring for his patients, he actively participates in the medical education of students from the University of New England and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Spaulding Youth Center.