Senior Psychiatry

North Shore Medical Center offers comprehensive care for older patients who are experiencing acute psychiatric disorders, especially those complicated by medical or neurological problems (including patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease). Our adult and geriatric psychiatry specialists work with psychologists, social workers, mental health assistants, psychiatric nurses, dietitians, and occupational and physical therapists to provide the newest approved treatments. Our secure geriatric inpatient unit provides 24-hour care for adults aged 55 and older.
Geriatric psychiatry at hospital near Boston

Senior Psychiatric Services

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia with Behavioral Disturbance
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance abuse

Secure Inpatient Unit


Our inpatient unit provides 24-hour care for adults aged 55 and older. The following treatments are offered in a non-coercive environment:
  • Discharge planning and referral
  • ECT
  • Family support
  • Group programming
  • Medical management
  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Ongoing psychiatric care and psychopharmacology
  • Pet therapy
  • Psychological and neuropsychological evaluation
  • Recreational therapy
  • Spirituality services