Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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

Frequently Asked Questions about Senior Inpatient Treatment

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:

  • Behavioral disturbances related to dementia or other cognitive disorders
  • Mood disturbances and/or struggles related to grief, loss, and other adjustments

What are the visiting hours on the behavioral senior unit?

Visiting hours depend on the patient’s room number. Visiting hours for odd number rooms are Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm.  Even number room have visiting hours on Wednesday / Friday / Sunday 3:45 -4:45 pm.  There are no visiting hours on Monday.

What items should patients bring with them at admission?

We usually encourage patients to bring 3 days’ worth of comfortable and casual clothes to wear during the day and hospital gowns are available for sleep. It is vital that you have shoes with no-slip soles to reduce the risk of falling. It is important that you bring clothing that does not have strings, ties, or belts. We have laundry available and will make sure you have clean clothing. Due to the nature of patients with cognitive disturbances, lost items are very common. We do have some clothing available for patient use to preserve dignity and avoid lost items.

Can I bring in food for my loved one?

Please consult with your loved one’s Social Worker or Nurse before bringing in outside food.

Can I call and speak to a nurse for an update on my loved one?

Our Nursing staff is present 24 hours a day. Please understand, our number one concern is for the care of our patients, so we ask for your understanding if you do not receive a call back immediately. You may also reach out to the patient’s social worker for assistance.

Family Therapy

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

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 was a patient at TrustPoint Hospital and while I was there I noticed that I spoke to medical professionals about my condition on a regular basis because they made themselves available to me regularly. The staff truly advocate for the improvement of your mental state by designing the care to fit your needs.

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