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Psychiatric Outpatient

Seniors Outpatient Program

The Brook Hospital – KMI offers an outpatient program devoted to the unique needs of older adults who are experiencing problems with psychiatric illness and/or emotional disorders. This program is designed to provide an outpatient level of direct patient care that is possible which includes physical, social, spiritual, medical and psychotherapeutic interventions.

This program focuses on stabilizing exacerbated symptoms associated with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, irritability and the need to re-evaluate current medication regime.

Services include the following:

  • Psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatrist
  • Thorough assessment by a registered nurse and development of an initial treatment plan
  • Development of an individualized master treatment plan by a multidisciplinary team, which is problem-oriented, goal-directed, contains measurable objectives and addresses criteria for discharge. This team includes a psychiatrist, registered nurse, social worker and activity therapist
  • Pharmacological interventions as indicated
  • Psychoeducational groups and individual sessions
  • Therapeutic groups that address the areas of increased ability to carry out Activities of Daily Living (ADLs); grief and loss, aging, health problems, depression, family issues, feelings, stress and problem-solving
  • Participation of family in treatment
  • Development of comprehensive discharge plan

The program is offered Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., which includes four hours of therapeutic groups. Lunch is provided from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Upon completion of the inpatient program, an appropriate referral is then made for the patient to continue treatment in the least restrictive level of care possible (i.e., partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient). The level of care recommended is determined by the individual needs of the patient.

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We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 502-426-6380. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.