Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at TrustPoint Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at TrustPoint Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Murfreesboro’s Preferred Senior Inpatient Treatment Program for Behavioral Health

TrustPoint Hospital provides leading inpatient psychiatric programs for individuals experiencing crisis from substance abuse or mental health issues. Our mental health center is at the forefront of effective evidence-based practices. TrustPoint offers a safe environment to help seniors regain control of their lives.

Senior Behavioral Health Overview

Learn more about senior behavioral health at TrustPoint Hospital

TrustPoint Hospital is dedicated to ensuring that men and women who are struggling with certain medical conditions and/or psychiatric disorders receive the personalized comprehensive services that will empower them to achieve the greatest possible quality of life. This dedication to focused care includes offering a variety of treatment programs that focus on specific types of issues and disorders as well as providing specialized age-appropriate care in our Senior Psychiatry Unit.

The Senior Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint Hospital is designed for men and women ages 65 and above who meet one or both of the following criteria:

  • Experiencing behavioral disturbances related to dementia or other cognitive disorders
  • Experiencing mood disturbances and/or struggles related to grief, loss, and other adjustments

Within these two general categories, patients who qualify for treatment in the Senior Psychiatry Unit may be struggling with a variety of disorders and may be experiencing a range of symptoms. The following is a partial list of the most common issues for which patients receive care within the Senior Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint Hospital:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Major depression
  • Behaviors posing a potential danger to oneself or others
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Mood swings
  • Destructive anger
  • Psychosis (seeing or believing things that are not real)
  • Paranoia
  • Inability to function in daily life due to stress

The typical length of stay in the Senior Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint Hospital is 10 to 14 days, though the exact amount of time that any specific patient will spend in treatment will be determined according to his or her strengths, needs, treatment progress, and recovery goals.

As is the case with all units, programs, and treatment tracks at TrustPoint Hospital, individuals in the Senior Psychiatry Unit will complete a thorough assessment process, and will follow a personalized treatment plan that is based upon the results of this assessment. Depending upon a variety of unique factors, including the needs that are identified during the assessment, any prior diagnoses or treatment history, and the goals of the patient and his or her family members, a person’s time in the Senior Psychiatry Unit may include the following elements:

  • Medication management
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Discharge planning
Medication Management

Learn more about medication management at TrustPoint Hospital

Individuals whose disorders or symptoms may respond to certain prescription medications may receive medication management services throughout their time in the Senior Psychiatry Unit. All medication decisions are made on a patient-by-patient basis with the consent of the patient and/or his or her family members as necessary.

Individual Therapy

Learn more about individual therapy for seniors at TrustPoint Hospital

Scheduled on an as-needed basis, individual therapy sessions provide a safe and confidential environment in which patients can process successes and setbacks, address issues that they may be hesitant or unwilling to bring up in a group environment, and receive personalized feedback and guidance from an experienced professional. Within the Senior Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint Hospital, individual therapy sessions are led by a social worker or licensed individual practitioner.

Group Therapy

Learn more about group therapy for seniors at TrustPoint Hospital

Group therapy sessions for patients in the Senior Psychiatry Unit are led by social workers, nurses, and members of the adjunct staff. Multiple groups are held during each treatment day. Social work and nursing groups are either didactic or process-oriented depending on the patient population and clinical need. The content of a group will vary depending upon the contributions of participants and the professionals who are leading the groups, but the following are among the general topics that may be addressed during an individual’s time in group therapy in the Senior Psychiatry Unit:

  • Anger management
  • Disease/disorder education
  • Medication management
  • Grief and loss
  • Guilt and shame
  • Stress management
  • Healthy boundaries
Family Therapy

Learn more about family therapy for seniors at TrustPoint Hospital

Family members are not only impacted by their loved one’s health challenges, but they also have an important role to play in their loved one’s continued recovery. For this reason, we are proud to offer family therapy sessions for Senior Psychiatry Unit patients and their loved ones. Family therapy sessions, which are led by experienced social workers, are scheduled on an as-needed basis. These sessions can be valuable opportunities for family members to address the way that their lives have been affected by their loved one’s struggles, to heal rifts and strengthen the family unit, and to help family members learn how to care for themselves and their loved one once he or she has completed treatment and returned home.

Discharge Planning

Learn more about discharge planning

At TrustPoint Hospital, we realize that inpatient care is just one element of what can be a long recovery effort, and we endeavor to ensure that patients in the Senior Psychiatry Unit have the support and direction necessary to maintain and build upon the progress that they make with us after they have returned home or transitioned to their next level of care. By the time a patient has completed his or her time in the Senior Psychiatry Unit at TrustPoint, our professionals will have developed a thorough plan that documents his or her progress and identifies referrals, community-based resources, and other necessary support services that may be of ongoing benefit to him or her.

For more information about the Senior Psychiatry Unit or any other aspect of programming at TrustPoint Hospital, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you make the best treatment-related decision for yourself or on behalf of a loved one.

I wanted to say how AMAZING TrustPoint was. My doctor was fantastic, he not only was concerned for me but also my wife and daughter. My social worker was so easy to talk to and was so caring. Thank you all for being so supportive and kind in our time of turmoil.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval