Dr. Tafur Generations Program for Seniors
The Dr. Tafur Generations Program was developed specifically for patients ages 55 and older with Medicare benefits who need an acute inpatient setting to treat severe disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, psychosis, and destructive behavior. Our team will help the senior patient to cope with the source(s) of the problem and guide them through the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan.
The Generations program is located on the 5th floor of St. Luke’s Medical Center. In addition to care for geriatric psychiatry patients, this recently remodeled nursing unit provides a full range of medical care to help patients get back to their highest level of physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being.
- Provide symptom relief
- Eliminate suicidal/homicidal thoughts
- Increase impulse control
- Improve reality testing
- Increase ability to perform healthy daily living activities
- Develop healthy daily routine
- Education in medication, nutrition, and coping skills
- Community living
- Goal setting
- Occupational and recreational activities
- Relaxation techniques
- Suicidal thoughts
- Destructive behavior