Senior behavioral health services in Richmond, Virginia

At Tucker Pavilion at Chippenham Hospital, our senior behavioral health care team includes a wide range of medical professionals. This includes doctors, nurses, mental health technicians, social workers, recreational therapists and dietitians. Together, we work to help patients reach their treatment goals.

If you are a senior adult or know a senior who may be in crisis, please call Chippenham Hospital's 24-hour behavioral health access line at (804) 483-0050.

Behavioral health conditions in older adults

We treat all mental health conditions and disorders that commonly impact senior adults, such as:

  • Anxiety—causing constant fear, paralyzing worries or panic attacks
  • Depression—with or without feelings of hopelessness, suicide or inability to care for oneself
  • Emotional issues—occurring with or without substance abuse or other medical issues
  • Inability to maintain adequate nutrition—which may threaten life or vital bodily functions
  • Inability to maintain psychiatric stabilization—especially through other treatments or outpatient programs
  • Memory impairment—including severe disorientation
  • Threatening thoughts or assault behaviors—including toward oneself and others
  • Unusual or bizarre behavior—including illogical thoughts or beliefs

Inpatient senior mental health program

Tucker Pavilion's inpatient senior mental health program is designed for patients 65 years old and older who have emotional or behavioral conditions and may be a danger to themselves or others. The patient's caregivers, friends or family may reach out to us to request a program referral for immediate short-term stabilization.

We offer a calming and reassuring inpatient treatment setting, which includes:

  • Activity therapy
  • Coping skills training
  • Crisis intervention
  • Discharge planning
  • Family therapy and education
  • Medication stabilization
  • Outpatient follow-up
  • Psychiatric triage, evaluation and differential diagnosis

Visitation guidelines and hours

Family and friends are an important part of stabilization, especially for senior adults. That is why we encourage visits (when and where medically appropriate) and open communication between patients and their loved ones. However, we do ask that you limit visitors to two at a time, so our staff have time to assist with questions and needs.

Patients may make and receive calls every day throughout the year during these visitation times:

  • Noon to 2:00pm
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm