1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
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Senior Diagnostic Unit at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center

The Senior Diagnostic Unit is housed on 6-West in the South Tower of Stormont-Vail HealthCare. This 12-bed unit provides psychiatric assessment and treatment for patients 60 years of age and over. Patients include those with prior behavioral problems as well as those with newly observed symptoms secondary to aging, grief or medical problems that could interfere with someone’s thinking.

Some of the conditions the unit treats, like dementia and depression, can be easily confused, but with our multi-disciplinary team approach, the correct diagnosis and treatment can be reached. We also give options for the future and provide education and connections to resources in the community. To inquire about possible admission, call (785) 354-6695.

Depression is NOT a normal part of aging

For some seniors, the holiday season can bring on or worsen feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation. To find out if you or a loved one is suffering from more than just the "winter blues," answer the Geriatric Depression Scale questionnaire below.

Geriatric Depression Scale

If your score suggests depression, contact the Senior Diagnostic Unit at (785) 354-6694.