Senior behavioral healthcare in Las Vegas, Nevada

At The Pavilion at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, we offer an inpatient mental health program designed specifically for older adults and seniors. We treat patients who may have medical conditions in addition to challenging emotions they may be experiencing. Our interdisciplinary team integrates approaches supported by the latest clinical research and practices into our program to help our patients manage their emotions and live fuller, happier lives.

Southern Hills Hospital - Pavilion

For more information or to schedule an assessment, please contact our assessment line 24/7 at (702) 916-5100.

Aging and mental health

Good mental health contributes to an overall feeling of well-being. Mental health disorders in older adults that are untreated can lead to decreased functioning, poor quality of life, substance abuse and increased mortality. Early intervention and treatment can help reconnect seniors to their previous healthy lifestyles.

Physical and emotional changes in the elderly

Seek behavioral health help if you or your loved one displays any of the following symptoms:

  • Agitated behavior or ideas that pose a threat to others
  • Behavioral or emotional difficulties
  • Difficulty fully expressing emotion
  • Disorganized thinking
  • Disorientation or hallucinations
  • Feeling emotions more intensely
  • Feeling overwhelmed and directionless
  • Hearing voices and/or seeing things that are not there
  • Inability to focus
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Major changes in personality
  • Overcoming anxiety and sadness
  • Overcoming trauma
  • Reduced ability to manage stress
  • Self-injury
  • Severe depression
  • Social isolation and withdrawal
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

Inpatient care for mental illness in the elderly

Southern Hills Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient senior mental healthcare for older adults with emotional health stressors or symptoms that cannot be safely and adequately addressed on an outpatient basis. Our dedicated team specializes in diagnosing and providing medical care to adults struggling with mental illness or behavioral conditions.

Our program features:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Assessment/treatment of cognitive and functional decline due to depression, dementia and/or anxiety
  • Assistance with daily living activities
  • Daily visits with a board-certified psychiatrist
  • Daily visits with a gerontologist to address medical concerns
  • Extensive network of community resources
  • Medical beds that are safe for our environment with integrated nurse call lights
  • Recreation and pet therapy
  • Shower/tub assistance for patients who need help with daily care

Individualized treatments for our senior patients

The goal of our care plans is to reduce the severity and probability of mental health issues and to help patients achieve balanced lives. That's why we develop individualized care plans by evaluating each patient mentally, physically and socially. Whether a patient has had a high-impact life event or is going through a physical or emotional change, we are here to help them.

Our plans of care include:

  • Active psychiatric treatment with 24-hour access to a physician
  • An aftercare plan linked to the presenting behaviors that resulted in the admission and that address post-hospitalization needs
  • Ensuring family and individual support systems are an active part of the treatment team to foster positive outcomes
  • Ongoing contact with personal caretakers, medical caretakers and the facility (when appropriate for purposes of aftercare planning)
  • Medication administration and monitoring

What to bring to our senior behavioral health center

To ensure a safe environment, we limit personal items in our units. We recommend that you bring the following:

  • Three outfit changes of comfortable clothing (no drawstrings or belts)
  • A jacket or sweater if weather permits (no hoodies)
  • One pair of pajamas
  • Slip-on shoes, slippers or socks with grips. Shoes cannot have shoelaces attached
  • Basic hygiene items will be provided by the hospital
  • Items that are unsafe will be kept at the nurse’s station or sent home

Our center offers laundry services, so there is no need to worry about bringing additional clothing.

Our senior mental health team

We have a skilled, multidisciplinary team to help with our patients mental, medical and physical needs. Our skilled treatment team consists of:

  • Certified nurse assistants
  • Consulting physicians
  • Gerontologists
  • Nurses
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Wound care specialists