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Geriatric Psychiatric Unit

Who We Are

The Geriatric Unit, part of the Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health, is an inpatient treatment center for senior patients. We provide private, premier behavioral health treatment programs. We offer clinical care geared to the needs and interests of senior patients in a private, secure, comforting, and healing environment. Psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and psychotherapists who understand senior care needs staff our nine-bed unit.

Who Do We Serve?

  • Severe depression and/or suicidal feelings
  • Acute agitation, outbursts, or impulsivity not related to an acute medical problem
  • Acute confusion or disorientation not related to an acute medical problem
  • Psychotic symptoms such as paranoia or hallucinations
  • Mild Alzheimer’s disease, mild vascular dementia or mild Parkinson’s Disease requiring behavioral intervention/stabilization

Clinical Programming

  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Relaxations Skills Groups
  • Activity Therapy
  • Reminiscence Therapy

Treatment Specialties

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Grief and Loss Treatment
  • Social Role Changes and Phase of Life Transitions
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Abuse
  • Emotional Issues
  • Substance Abuse

Medical Inclusion Criteria

  • Medically stable without acute/exacerbating medical issues
  • Able to walk and ambulate independently or with minimal assistance of one
  • Able to perform activities of daily living independently or with minimal assistance with transfers, toileting, etc. of one
  • Able to be independent with feeding and hydration
  • Stable on Room Air or may require oxygen therapy no more than two liters or less
  • Able to participate with mental health treatment and programming
  • Patient has an appropriate and verified discharge plan prior to acceptance
  • Senior adults with co-occurring substance abuse problems


Call for a no cost, confidential consultation. Contact our Admissions Department at 843-747-5830 or toll-free 877-947-3223 for a no cost assessment. Physician referrals are not required.