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Geriatric behavioral health services

The Geriatric Behavioral Health Program provides highly specialized care to older adults and their families. As an integral part of an innovative health care delivery system, geriatric behavioral health services are offered in collaboration with a variety of health care practitioners including physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and chaplains.

Based in comprehensive medical centers, the geriatric programs at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and St. Luke's South Shore are attentive to both the physical and emotional needs of the older adult, offering both outpatient and inpatient care.

At both locations, services are provided by a multidisciplinary treatment team that assesses the individual needs of the patient and develops a plan of care. Family and caretaker involvement is encouraged as treatment goals are developed and monitored. As needed, community resources are also identified and included in the patient's care plan. Resources may include residential options, financial or social supports, or in-home care services.

Contact information

Aurora St. Luke's South Shore
Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Services
5900 South Lake Drive
Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 489-4125

Outpatient services:
Aurora Behavioral Health Center, Airport
2000 East Layton Avenue, Suite 250
St. Francis, WI 53235
(414) 482-7700

Early warning signs for help

  • Depression
  • Confusion and memory problems
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep or appetite changes
  • Physical aggressiveness
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Misuse of alcohol or drugs

Specialized services

  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Psychological testing
  • Cognitive and functional testing
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Patient and family education

Geriatric services at Aurora St. Luke's South Shore

Aurora St. Luke's South Shore offers comprehensive programs for the older adult facing a myriad of life issues. Our goal is to facilitate each patient's healthy return to daily living by coordinating appropriate areas and levels of care. Everything from medication management to psychiatric services to physical changes are dealt with in each person's unique treatment plan. As part of Aurora Behavioral Health Services, we have accessibility to a full range of medical support services located in a general hospital setting.