Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Harbor Oaks Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Harbor Oaks Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Older Adult Inpatient Treatment Program in New Baltimore, MI

Our inpatient program for older adults provides 24/7 treatment for those age 55 and older. If you or a loved one is in need of psychiatric care, we can help.

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Behavioral and psychiatric inpatient treatment

Inpatient treatment provides 24/7 supervision. It is our most acute level of care. It is short-term in nature, as the goal is to stabilize patients who are in crisis. Upon completion of inpatient treatment, many clients step down to a level of care that is less acute.

What Disorders Does This Program Treat?

Disorders treated in the older adult inpatient treatment program at Harbor Oaks Hospital

Programming on the older adult psychiatric inpatient unit is age-specific, meaning that the didactic groups that are implemented on this unit will be different than those that are offered on our other units. Furthermore, reality-oriented groups are offered in our older adult inpatient program for patients who are struggling with dementia and/or other cognitive concerns.

What Is a Typical Day Like?

A typical day in the older adult inpatient treatment program at Harbor Oaks Hospital in New Baltimore, MI

The various group therapy sessions that patients take part in during inpatient programming on this unit cover a wide array of topics, of which can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Skills groups that are based on an approach that is founded in dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Nursing groups
  • Medication education
  • Sleep
  • Hygiene
  • Health maintenance
  • Education on psychiatric disorders
  • Education on substance use disorders

Other aspects of the inpatient treatment program that are offered in our older adult inpatient program are tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs and skill set. This myriad of options may include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual therapy sessions that occur on an as-needed basis
  • Pertinent assessments with social workers
  • Medication management – Patients will meet with a psychiatrist daily and will be seen by a doctor at the time of their initial evaluation. If further medical attention is required, patients have the opportunity to meet with the doctor for follow-up appointments.
  • Activity therapy, of which includes art therapy, pet therapy, and gym
Can I Be Involved in My Loved One's Treatment?

Involvement of family and loved ones in Harbor Oaks Hospital’s older adult inpatient program

While family therapy is not a part of programming in our older adult inpatient unit in New Baltimore, MI, family meetings do occur in order for discharge planning to be completed.

The folks at Harbor Oaks were wonderful. I went in for treatment and they were like a second family to me.

– Former Patient
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