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Kettering Adventist HealthCare Opens Dayton’s First Senior Behavioral Care Center

Story by Christina Keresoma
Published 8/6/2012

Kettering Adventist HealthCare opened the doors to the first dedicated gero-psychiatric unit in Montgomery County, Ohio. The senior behavioral care unit is located at the Grandview Medical Center in Xenia and cares for patients aged 65 and over with illnesses such as dementia, depression and psychiatric disorders. Seniors are the fastest growing population in Montgomery County, yet dedicated psych care for seniors has been almost non-existent—until now.

“Traditionally, adult psych units and nursing homes care for these patients. Often, they are not cared for at all,” said George Broderick, DO, Grandview’s psychiatry medical director. “Research showed plenty of behavioral beds for adults and adolescents, but none for seniors. A dedicated center was the next logical step for the community.”

Grandview staff carefully developed and researched the center, with safety as a top priority since seniors have a high fall risk. “We wanted this center to treat the whole person,” added Dr. Broderick. “The center offers excellent care while [offering] access to hospital services and expert teams of caregivers.”


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