Older Adult Inpatient Services

Growing older is a natural part of life. Advancing age may bring a loss of independence and declining physical abilities. Both are factors in the special mental health needs of older adults.

If you or a family member is experiencing difficult changes, we encourage you to contact us. At Pine Rest, we have a complete assessment program for older adults and generations of experience with successful treatment.

Pine Rest provides the full continuum of individualized care for older people, offered in a comfortable, supportive environment. We believe in preserving and encouraging independence, and we always provide care that is safe and practical for each individual.

Our specialty services include a support group for families and friends, treatment for dementia, depression and anxiety, as well as medication management.

Families often suffer as much as their older members, so parts of our program are designed especially for families. We help them understand the changes in their loved one, learn what to expect, and build coping skills.

If you or someone you know has shown changes in behavior or abilities, call our Contact Center. We’ll help you assess the situation and decide if treatment can help. It may be the first step toward reclaiming a healthy life and relationships for your whole family.


Older Adult Inpatient Unit

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Housed in the Van Andel • Cook Center for Dementia & Geriatric Behavioral Health, Pine Rest's older adult inpatient unit has capacity for 26 patient beds. The unit includes a distinct close observation wing with 10 private patient rooms, allowing for separation of patients by capability. There are larger rooms for group activities and dining, as well as improved safety features.




Inpatient Unit Features

  • Living space for patients to move about safely
  • Individual shadow boxes by bedrooms for way finding and holding personal effects
  • Large rooms for group activities and dining
  • Integrated nurse call and bed alarm system for better patient safety
  • Custom furniture not only for older adults but for behavioral health safety as well
  • Optimally placed nursing station for better monitoring of unit
  • Sensory room, a best practice for reducing patient’s anxiety or agitation
  • A distinct close observation area with 10 patient rooms, allowing for increased monitoring and separation of patients by functional ability
  • Secured entryway, sally port, and improved safety features throughout unit
  • Four consultation rooms for doctors and clinicians to meet with patients and families
  • Dedicated walking path within unit with benches and artwork
  • More natural light with addition of two large sky lights
  • Occupational therapy room to work on independent living skills
  • Large courtyard with walking path and opportunity for therapeutic gardening / sensory experiences
  • Multiple televisions and audio visual equipment to facilitate teaching and relaxation
  • White noise and music integration to provide greater noise control and improve the therapeutic environment


Virtual Tour of the Older Adult Inpatient Unit