Palomar Medical Center Poway Gero-Psychiatric Specialty Medical Unit (GPU)

This 15-bed inpatient medical unit is dedicated to older adults suffering from acute psychiatric disorders with accompanying medical conditions, age-related difficulties, and who may also experience memory impairments. The emphasis on this unit is symptom management, support and helping the family place the patient at an appropriate level of care.

  • Specialized assessment, stabilization and treatment for older adults
  • Both psychiatric and internal medicine evaluation and treatment
  • Voluntary and involuntary treatment
  • Safe and structured environment
  • Private rooms
  • Medication management
  • Supportive group, individual and milieu therapy
  • Activity therapy, recreation therapy, art therapy and music therapy
  • Individualized treatment plans and coordination with the patient’s physicians and primary caregivers
  • Family support
  • Comprehensive discharge planning, aftercare and placement assistance
  • The Joint Commission accreditation

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