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Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

St. Mary's Warrick Serenity Unit -
Specializing in Behavioral Health Care

Direct unit phone:  (812) 897-7441
Toll free:  1-800-897-3831 (Ask for Serenity Unit)
Fax:  (812) 897-7444
Visiting Hours Daily:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please limit to 2 visitors per patient.

The Serenity Unit at St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital specializes in the behavioral health care of older adults.  A qualified team of medical professionals including a psychiatrist, medical doctor, social worker, and mental health nurses design an individualized treatment plan to meet the needs of each patient.  The Unit is a 10-bed secured facility providing acute care and treatment for senior adults experiencing:

The Serenity Unit offers:

  • Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Coping and life training skills
  • Activity therapy groups
  • Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Medication management and education
  • Individualized continuing care plan for discharged patients and 
    their families

Patients participate with a group of peers who are similar in age and life experiences.  Families are included in the therapeutic process.  Aftercare planning is also provided to maintain improvement made in treatment.

Each patient has a treatment team of medical and clinical professionals who work together to pinpoint the nature of the problem.  Each patient has a psychiatrist as well as a medical doctor to address both the mental and physical issues the individual may be experiencing. 

The Serenity Unit puts an emphasis on family involvement.  Family members are encouraged to attend weekly family conferences.  These conferences give the family, patient, and Serenity staff the opportunity to sit down and discuss the individual's progress in treatment, and give the family the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.  Daily visiting hours are available.  
 
We offer a free initial assessment by a mental health professional.  All assessments are confidential and are generally performed within 24 hours.  The information is then reviewed by our Psychiatric Director to determine if the individual is appropriate for inpatient treatment.  Individuals may be assessed in their physicians' offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, or may be brought to the Serenity Unit office for an assessment. 

Referrals may be made by family members, physicians, nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, social workers, case managers, and any other involved party who feels an individual may benefit from this type of treatment.

Please call the Serenity Unit at (812) 897-7440 to schedule a confidential assessment or to learn more about the Unit. The Program Director or a Clinical Assessment Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

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