Senior Care Unit
The Senior Care Unit admits individuals 55 years or older in need of short-term crisis intervention of behavioral health issues, such as severe depression, extreme anxiety, dementia with behavioral problems, or need for medication evaluation of use of psychotropic medication in a hospital setting.
Download our brochure, or call 320-532-2750 for more information about Mille Lacs Health System Senior Care program.
Our team, led by our Medical Director Dr. Orr, completes an in-depth assessment. From this, individualized plans are created with the overall good of improving the quality of a person’s life.
The patient and consented family members are involved in each step of the process from preadmission to discharge.
The unit is committed to excellent customer service to our referral sources, including comprehensive discharge plans that guide the long term care facility in maintaining the person's improved condition.
Dr. William Orr is a Board Certified Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatrist. Dr. Orr received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1990. And completed a fellowship in Psychiatry at John Hopkins University of Medicine in 1994. His specialties are Cognitive Evaluations, Behavioral Assessments, Competency Assessments, Independent Medical Evaluations, and Psychopharmacological Consultations.
Senior Care is a short-term geriatric behavioral health unit for the
diagnosis of patients who suffer from mental illness, Alzheimer's,
dementia, and depression. The average stay in the 10-bed unit is about
two weeks and involves the patient's family to help create an individualized plan of care. The main goal of the program is to reintegrate patients into the community or help them find the resources to enable a more productive life.
Mille Lacs Health System Senior Care is one of only eight similar care centers in Minnesota.
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