Senior Care/Geropsych

Geropsych Unit

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Our Geropsych Unit provides a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment to our senior patients needing specialist care. We have a total of 10 beds in our inpatient unit for the care of individuals aged 55 or older. With a team of highly trained in-house psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, plus recreational and occupational therapists, we're able to provide the care needed to understand and manage changes in behavior or mental health in our senior patients.

Our core service at the Geropsych Unit provides the resources and support needed to recover from emotional illness and receive the very best medical and psychological support possible. We are highly experienced in helping both families and seniors to determine the causes of behavioral and mental changes. We work to provide expert assistance and individualized care to the highest standards for every single one of our patients.

Our Process

All inpatient treatment at our Geropsych Unit starts with an initial assessment with our specialist team. We ensure we are as thorough as possible, listening to our patients and their families to understand the causes of behavioral and mental changes.

Once initial assessments are over, our treatment team works directly with our patients, their loved ones, and any additional health professionals to create a tailored, individual plan to work toward. This plan will include individual meetings with a host of specialists, from psychiatrists to recreational and occupational therapists. Our treatment plans also include individual and group therapy and other helpful therapies such as family therapy. Educational programs may also play a part in treatment. Our ultimate goal is to provide our patients with the means and support to return to their previous living arrangements.

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Our Focus

Our focus at the Geropsych Unit is specifically on the individual we are caring for. Instead of taking the standardized approach to care in older adults, we use our resources and expertise to provide individualized support and treatment plans in line with each person. Every senior we support is individual in their needs, care requirements, and path to improved behavioral and mental health. Our care reflects this, and we always take the extra steps to treat our patients as individuals.

We understand how difficult it can be for our patients’ loved ones to seek extra help and support. If you're concerned about the wellbeing or health of a loved one due to their behavior or emotional state, our team can provide the care needed for recovery and treatment. For more information, get in touch with us today.

meet our staff

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Mike Miles

Program Director
Mike Miles is the program director for the Senior Care Unit at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Mike is a registered nurse with a degree in Human Services from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and has spent his entire career in the mental health field. 
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MUHAMMAD Z. HUSAIN, MD

PSYCHIATRY
An experienced and qualified psychiatrist with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Husain provides unique services to our patients at the Northwest Specialist clinic to support our patients and ensure appropriate mental health care is covered.

Contact Info

Senior Care Services are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Call us on 205-487-7853 or 205-412-6791 to find out more about our senior health services.

Office hours for our outpatient clinic, Northwest Behavioral Health Clinic, are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment at this clinic, please call 205-487-7536.

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