Pine Rest’s Older Adult Unit provides inpatient psychiatric care for older adults. Fellows will treat patients as part of the team comprised of internal medicine physician, nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, activity therapist, chaplain, social workers, and patient care providers. (26 beds)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT rotation will take place in an active ECT service. This service provides over 4000 treatments annually, and it is expected that each fellow will have opportunity to provide roughly 300 treatments over the course of the rotation. A substantial percentage of these patients are older adults.
Long Term Care
The provision of embedded/integrated collaborative care in a long term care facility one afternoon weekly for the entire year.
Movement Disorders Clinic
Integrated care within a movement disorders clinic for one afternoon per week over the course of the year.
Consultation Liaison Rotation
The consultation liaison rotation will take place in an acute care hospital where fellows will provide consultation on busy medical and surgical units, including an inpatient general medicine unit designed specifically for older adults.
The longitudinal care experience will include two afternoons per week in the geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic, which will include care for patients with dementia, mood and anxiety disorders, and thought disorders.
Addiction services are provided by a sub-acute detoxification unit, where older adults are treated along with other age groups.
Fellows will work with psychologists in Pine Rest’s Memory Clinic to evaluate, diagnose and develop treatment plans for older adults with memory loss.
Hospice and Palliative Care
Provided at a nearby hospice residential unit, fellows will work with other specialists to provide palliative care to hospice patients.