Senior Services

Older couple riding bikesPine Rest provides older adults a comprehensive list of outpatient and inpatient services. Pine Rest is involved in a number of collaborative community partnerships to benefit seniors, families, and caregivers.

Counseling/Outpatient Services 866/852-4001

Pine Rest outpatient services include outpatient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for the often complicated cognitive and behavioral health concerns faced by seniors. The clinical staff is Medicare-approved and has training and extensive experience working with seniors and their families. Services include:

  • Outpatient individual, group, and family therapy services for broad range of behavioral health issues
  • Psychiatric, diagnostic, and medication consultation
  • Neuropsychological evaluation, as well as memory disorder assessment and treatment recommendations
  • Consultation regarding ways to make use of community support agencies and services to seniors (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health services, respite care, and others)
  • Support groups for seniors, their families, and caregivers
  • Early-Stage Dementia and Caregiver Support and Psychotherapy Groups

Older Adult Inpatient Unit 616/455-9200 or 800/678-5500

Older adults may receive treatment at a 26-bed, acute care geropsychiatric inpatient unit in the Van Andel-Cook Center on Pine Rest’s main campus. Older Adult Inpatient Services specializes in treatment for dementia with acute behavioral problems, as well as psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety, and psychosis. The goal is to stabilize the individual's symptoms.

Inpatient Psychiatric Medical Unit at Saint Mary’s Health Care 616/685-6230 or 616/685-6611

Older adults may also receive services at the 20-bed, inpatient specialty unit on the campus of Saint Mary’s Health Care in downtown Grand Rapids. The Psychiatric Medical Unit provides hospitalization for adults experiencing both acute psychiatric distress, as well as a significant medical condition. Often, these individuals cannot be safely cared for in a traditional hospital setting.

Care Resources PACE 616/913-2006 or 800/610-6299

The Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) model is a national model of care, centered on the belief that it is better for the well-being of seniors with chronic care needs and their families to be served in the community whenever possible. The Kent County program is called Care Resources PACE, which provides the entire continuum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible. For more information visit the web-site:

Community Partnerships

  • Caregiver Resource Network. A collaboration of West Michigan organizations dedicated to providing for the needs and welfare of family and professional caregivers within the community. See web-site:
  • Memory Screening Day. Held annually each November. Contact: 616/222-4500
  • Geriatric Education Center of Michigan (GECM). Administered by Michigan State University, GECM offers education and training for health professionals to enhance quality and availability of health care for older adults. Call 616/222-4550 for more information

For more detailed information on our many services, click on Inpatient Services, Partial Hospitalization, Outpatient Services and Residential Services.