Later life inpatient services

Highly specialist assessment and treatment is provided to service users whose circumstances or needs mean that they cannot be treated and supported appropriately at home or in any other environment.

Separate wards look after people with functional and organic illness.

People with moderate to late stage dementia will be admitted to organic wards while those with early stage dementia will be admitted to the ward which can best meet their needs often to the functional wards.

Specialist functional wards admit patients with psychiatric disorders of later life, including affective disorder and psychosis.

The inpatient team will agree defined goals with the service user or carer through our community intervention teams. Goals are intensely therapeutic with short (up to 84 day) admissions.

Later life inpatient services

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