Geriatric Psychiatry

North Shore Medical Center offers comprehensive care for geriatric patients experiencing acute psychiatric disorders, especially those complicated by medical or neurological problems (including patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease). All patients are assigned a geriatric psychiatrist and internist, who work together with psychologists, social workers, mental health assistants, psychiatric nurses and dietitians, as well as with occupational and physical therapists, to provide the newest approved treatments. Our secure geriatric inpatient unit provides 24-hour care for adults aged 65 and older.
Geriatric psychiatry at hospital near Boston

Geriatric Psychiatric Services

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

Secure Geriatric Inpatient Unit


Our geriatric inpatient unit provides 24-hour care for adults aged 65 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