SLUCare geriatric psychiatrists offer serve older adults with a variety of late-life mental disorders. Our services include:

  • Evaluations for memory disorders, late life depression, anxiety disorders and late-life psychoses
  • Comprehensive assessments to determine a person's placement in the least restrictive environment
  • Legal consultation for capacity and guardianship determinations

SLUCare geriatric psychiatrists take a multidisciplinary, bio-psycho-social approach to evaluation and treatment. We are available to consult at St. Louis area long-term care facilities.

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Care

A 16-bed geriatric psychiatry unit at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital staffed by SLUCare physicians specializes in the management of delirium, behavioral disturbances in dementia, mood disorders, psychoses, and other serious late-life mental disorders requiring hospitalization. A highly trained team of nurses, aides, social workers, neuropsychologist and other therapists work closely with medical students, resident physicians, fellows from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and attending geriatric psychiatrists.

Our outpatient and inpatient ECT service for the elderly, especially those at high-risk, has become a regional resource.

SLUCare — A Geriatric Psychiatry Resource

In addition, SLUCare geriatric psychiatrists consult with departments at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and provide family therapy and education. 

As part of an academic medical practice, we are a regional, national and international mental health and aging education/training to medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and therapists.

For more information or to make an appointment with a SLUCare geriatric psychiatrist, call (314) 977-4850.