Inpatient geriatric care in Plainview, TX

Inpatient geriatric care in Plainview, TX

Allegiance Behavioral Health Center of Plainview is a psychiatric behavioral health hospital with 20 beds, that treats adults primarily 55 years and older in the aging adult community.

Our Hospital program is a short-term stay unit that will provide assessment, stabilization and short-term treatment, our patients are also followed medically by general medical doctors during their stay. The secured inpatient unit, it also features a dining room, common activity area and a group therapy area for patients designed for comfort and a safe environment for treatment.

We have multidisciplinary team that staffs the Unit, providing nursing care as well as treatment and activity programs as well as personal care. Our Medical Director Dr. Victor Gutierrez has over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field and team coordinates the patient care, evaluates each patient individually to establish a care plan and goals. The mental health team consists of nursing, psychiatry, social workers, clerical support and patient care techs, they work in partnership with the patient to establish and meet care planned goals and continue individual care. We have provided a list below to help you understand the symptoms when you or a family member may benefit from in patient behavioral health.

Inpatient Signs and Symptoms for Treatment:

  • Sadness / depression / crying spells
  • Wandering
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Strong feeling of anger and irritability
  • Verbal or physical aggression
  • Thoughts of harming self or others
  • Feelings of hopelessness and despair
  • Social withdrawal / isolation
  • Excessive worry and anxiety
  • Inability to cope with stress
  • Paranoia (Feelings of suspension and mistrust)
  • Changes in personality (behaviors or cognition)
  • Not taking medications as prescribed


This is not an all-inclusive list but a reference to help you make a decision, for more information give us a call and we can assist you with a more comprehensive list.

 

3 signs inpatient care is the right choice for your loved ones

It can be difficult to determine if inpatient geriatric care is the right call or not. Here are a few signs it’s time to take your loved ones to Allegiance Behavioral Health Center of Plainview:

  1. They pose a danger to themselves or others. Behavioral issues caused by stress or mental illness can take a toll on you and your family.
  2. They’re dealing with serious health issues like dementia. Our health care providers have the tools and experience needed to help them cope with changes and anxiety.
  3. They require daily assessments and frequent therapy sessions. It may be easier for everyone involved to not spend so much time driving to and from appointments.

Oftentimes, inpatient care is easier on the patient and the patient’s family than outpatient care due to safety and continuity of care. Do you want to learn more about Allegiance Behavioral Health Center of Plainview? Dial 806-296-9191 to speak with a professional.