Behavioral Medicine

Coping with the increasing complications in today's world can leave anyone feeling lost and alone. A diagnosis of mental illness can be even more frightening.

The Behavioral Medicine Services at ACMC, located on the fifth floor of the Medical Center, is an 11 adult and 6 geriatric bed unit designed to assist individuals who are experiencing mental and emotional problems so that they may lead more stable, productive lives.

The unit's skilled and compassionate health care professionals will help make this difficult time less stressful for the patient and family alike. ACMC's Behavioral Medicine Services provides the services of a behavioral health unit with the support of the Medical Center's services, equipment, physicians and staff.

Visting and Admissions

Visiting hours are 6 to7 p.m. Sunday through Monday and weekends from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.

A patient PIN number is required for all visitors and phone calls.

Admissions can be made 24 hours a day by calling the Intake and Referral Line at 440.997.6641.

Problems and Symptoms in Adults

Those in need of treatment could exhibit any combination of the following:

  • Difficulty holding a job
  • Feelings of depression
  • Inability to handle stresses at home or work
  • Abuse of alcohol or other drugs
  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits
  • Interpersonal relationship problems
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Unexplained fearfulness
  • Mood swings
  • Memory lapse

Special Needs of Older Adults

As we all know, the aging process can be difficult at times. Adapting to changes related to growing older requires many resources.

The clinical staff of our behavioral medicine services department is dedicated and trained to work with older adults. Geriatric patients have different needs from the younger population. Because of sensory difficulties, the environment needs to be modified so that it is safer and more user-friendly. In addition to these modifications, the staff is trained to deal with the acute medical conditions that may exist. Occupational and physical therapy, with a focus on wellness, is also available.

Our goals are to promote wellness, assist individuals to enable them to function at their highest level, and improve the quality of life of the elderly person.

Problems/Symptoms in Older Adults

  • Significant changes in mental health
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in memory and/or forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and/or nervous behaviors
  • Grief reaction
  • Difficulty adapting to change
  • Medication concerns
  • Suicide threats or attempts
  • Alcohol and/or substance misuse or abuse

Inpatient Care

Structured day, evening and weekend therapeutic programming every day of the week. Individual, family and group therapy to address emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

  • Scheduled recreational activities
  • Nutrition and medication education
  • Linkage to community resources for ongoing support

Substance Abuse Services

Glenbeigh offers a comprehensive range of chemical dependency programs. For more information, call Glenbeigh at 440.563.3400.

For More Information

For more information about Behavioral Medicine Services at ACMC, call our 24-hour referral line at 440.997.6641.

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