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Baylor Medical Center at Irving Offers Behavioral Health Inpatient Services for Seniors Ages 65 and Older

Baylor Medical Center at Irving now offers a comprehensive plan to meet both the mental and physical needs of seniors with the opening of the new Baylor Behavioral Health Senior Care. Managed by Telecare Corporation, the unit provides short-term inpatient services for adults age 65 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This 11-bed unit is recovery-centered in its approach and offers specialized medical care to help older adults and their family transition back into the home environment.

Baylor Behavioral Health Senior Care will provide short-term (7-14 days) inpatient services in tandem with Baylor Irving hospital services to address both mental and physical health needs simultaneously and cohesively. A multi-disciplinary, specialized team will be providing services including, medication management, rehabilitation support, diagnosis and assessment, individual and family therapy, occupational therapy, and discharge planning.

"By offering these specialized services, Baylor Irving is answering the area's growing need for comprehensive mental health services for aging residents,” says Cindy Schamp, President of Baylor Medical Center at Irving. “We strive to provide older adults with new coping skills and a positive outlook so they can return to a happier, more fulfilling life.”

About Baylor Medical Center at Irving
Baylor Medical Center at Irving is the premier medical facility providing care to Irving, Las Colinas, and the surrounding communities. The not-for-profit, full-service, fully-accredited hospital offers advanced health care services in cardiovascular care, diagnostic imaging, digestive disorders, physical medicine and rehabilitation, oncology treatment, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and emergency medicine. Baylor Irving has received numerous recognitions, accolades, and accreditations including, ranked as a Best Regional Hospital in DFW by US News and World Reports, Texas Award for Performance Excellence, Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award, Level III Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation, Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and nationally accredited cancer program from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The 296-bed hospital is centrally located in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on State Highway 183.

Telecare
Telecare, www.telecarecorp.com, based in Alameda, California, is one of the largest providers of mental health services in the U.S. and works in partnership with hospitals and other behavioral healthcare organizations to design and provide recovery-focused services for high-risk individuals. Telecare is employee-and-family-owned with over 2,500 employees and more than 60 programs in California, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Contact: Leanne Pettit
Phone: 972.579.8125
Email: Leanne.Pettit@baylorhealth.edu   

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