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Our Program

Our Program

While aging has many joys, it can also bring many challenges.  Decreased physical and mental capabilities, the loss of loved ones and reduced independence can mean significant changes in the lives of older adults.  Memory loss, and the behaviors that accompany it can be challenging for the person suffering as well as their loved ones.  Sometimes specialized care is needed - and Laurel Place is prepared to help with these challenges.

Our inpatient psychiatry unit provides evaluation and treatment for older adults, typically over 55 years of age, who are suffering from debilitating symptoms of depression and anxiety.  We offer holistic, comprehensive care to help patients deal with behavioral issues that occur during the aging process.  As part of our holistic program, we review prescription and over the counter medication to ensure maximum therapeutic effect for our patients.

Commonly Asked Questions

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the admissions criteria?

  • Persons 55 and older (we consider 45 and up on a case-by-case basis)

  • Psychiatric disorders

  • Dementia diagnosis with behavioral disturbance

  • Recent suicide attempt

  • Danger to self or others

Who can refer a patient for admission?

Anyone can refer individuals to the program, including family members, physicians, or other health professionals.  Contact the Program Director at 304.630.3508 for information on making arrangements for admission to Laurel Place.

How long do patients receive treatment?

The average length of stay for patients is 12-14 days.


Is treatment covered by insurance?

Davis Medical Center Patient Financial Advocates are available to help you determine your cost as well as what insurance benefits are available to you or your loved one.  Call a Patient Financial Advocate at 304.637.3125.

Can I visit my family member?

The support of family positively affects patient recovery and outcomes.  You are encouraged to participate in your loved one's care and to visit during our convenient Visiting Hours.  The staff will advise you about items that are permitted and not permitted during patient visits, and on the secured unit.

Daily Visiting Hours: 1:30pm - 2:30pm and 5:30pm - 6:30pm

One Visitor at a time for 30 minutes.  Limited to 2 visitors per day depending on availability of visitation appointments. 

Call for a visitation Appointment: 304.630.3508

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