The focus of hospitalization in this acute care setting will be evaluation and stabilization to optimize an individual's health. The 4 North Staff provide a multidisciplinary approach to care and will educate regarding tests, treatments, and aspects of care with the appropriate discharge plans to ensure a smooth transition back to the community.
4 North’s inpatient program provides intensive evaluation and differential diagnosis of acute emotional and behavioral problems such as mood disorders, dementia and psychosis for the adult 18 years and older. In addition, the inpatient unit provides a comprehensive treatment program to adults who are experiencing complicated medical conditions along with their psychiatric symptoms. 4 North also provides expert care to those patients referred from the R-NPH ECT Department for Electroconvulsive Therapy.
The program’s experienced interdisciplinary treatment team assesses the biological and psychosocial components of the person’s illness and determines a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. A patient’s medical condition, whether it is acute or chronic, is treated by experts in the field of geriatric and internal medicine. Other specialty medicine professionals are consulted as needed. Nursing care is provided by licensed nursing staff and certified Nursing Assistants (Care Partners), trained in the areas of medicine and psychiatry. Our social workers are expert in areas of legal, residential placement, family, and psychosocial assessment and intervention. Our Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant provide daily assessment and management of daily living skills, with a focus on maintaining or improving overall function. The occupational therapy program also includes structure activity groups.
Summary of comprehensive services may include:
- Specialized medical evaluation
- Psychosocial assessment and intervention
- Assessment of daily living skills
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Treatment of associated medical conditions
- Brief family intervention
- Medications and electroconvulsive therapy, when indicated
- Education regarding diagnosis, management of illness and treatment modalities