Lawrence Memorial Hospital program helps patients find answers

The program, the only one of its kind in the region, specializes in providing evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the geriatric population including patients with co-existing medical problems. It provides a full spectrum of services including dedicated inpatient units for these patients, day hospital, adult day health, psychiatric consultation for medical, surgical and emergency departments, psychiatric consultation in nursing homes, outpatient care and an Alzheimer’s support group.

An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and other disciplines who specialize in providing comprehensive and compassionate care to elderly patients provide diagnostic clarification and a variety of effective treatments. Physicians and staff work closely with patients’ families.

For more information on the Geriatric Medical-Psychiatric Program, call 781-306-6155, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hallmarkhealth.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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