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Behavioral Health / Geriatric Psychiatry

Behavioral Health / Geriatric Psychiatry

Major life changes or medical conditions can sometimes trigger emotional conditions in older adults that require hospitalization.

Behavioral Health / Geriatric Psychiatry

Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychology
200 Groton Road
Ayer, MA 01432
978-784-9435

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Behavioral Health & Geriatric Psychiatry at Nashoba Valley

When this occurs, the Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychiatry at Nashoba Valley Medical Center offers comprehensive, personalized medical and psychiatric care in a safe, comforting and structured in-patient setting.

The center provides psychiatric services to adults, age 55 and over, who may suffer from a variety of conditions. Our team of dedicated geriatric medical professionals offer treatment plans that focus on an individual’s unique needs with the goal of restoring mental health, functional abilities and overall well-being. Services include:

  • Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization
  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Psychopharmacological consultation
  • Behavior management consultations
  • Family consultation / therapy
  • Dementia evaluation
  • Depression screening
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Innovative therapies, such as art, touch, music, aroma, reminiscence, light and hydrotherapies, along with occupational, physical, and speech therapies

For admission and referral service, please contact the Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychiatry at 978-784-9435.

Resources

Older Man
9 Signs and Symptoms of Depression
Everyone feels down at times. But an unhappy period that’s intense or lasts for more than a couple of weeks can be a sign of depression.
NAMI Massachusetts
A vital state resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness, providing free mental health family-based education, family and peer support, and grassroots advocacy.
Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. In addition, the association provides information and local resources for help.

Our Team

Rebecca Peak
Rebecca Peak

Chief of Psychiatry