Geriatric psychiatry at Research Psychiatric Center

Senior mental health care in Kansas City

We often hear about the value of our health, especially as we get older. However, your health is more than just your physical wellbeing, it’s also your mental wellbeing. Often the two are closely linked, which makes it even more important that you receive the emotional support and care you deserve. Our senior behavioral health program is here to help you and your loved ones find the stability they need to live a joyful, comfortable life.

The Research Psychiatric Center’s senior mental health program is staffed by psychiatrists who are board-certified in senior care and master's-level nursing staff who are trained and prepared to help you address and treat mental health disorders that can affect everyone, but our specific focus is on adults ages 65 and older.

Mental health conditions we treat in older adults

You have gained a unique perspective on life, and you face your own specific challenges. You deserve to be heard, understood and treated with respect and with mental healthcare that is built just for you. That’s why our behavioral health specialists are prepared to treat those older than 65 who struggle with any of the following:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Combative and angry behaviors
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Isolation, loss of appetite and listlessness

About our specialized Senior Adult Unit

The Senior Adult Unit is a program designed for people who have only recently begun to struggle with mental health, and have been largely independent before admission. Typically, individuals who come to the Senior Adult Unit are brought to us from their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Most often if you are admitted to the Senior Adult Unit, you will only stay for a short time while we help you find and address the issues you may be facing so that you can return to a stable, normal life.

For more information about our senior mental health program or to schedule an assessment, call (816) 444-8161.

To arrange for an assessment online, please visit our patient scheduling portal.