Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at RiverWoods Behavioral Health System to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at RiverWoods Behavioral Health System.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Atlanta’s Leading Older Adult & Senior Mental Health Programs

There are no one-size-fits-all mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. That is why we offer age-specific programs for older adults & seniors in order to provide a safe and effective recovery environment.

About Our Older Adult & Senior Programs

Riverwoods Behavioral Health System’s Supportive Care Unit provides short-term crisis stabilization usually lasting approximately 10 days for patients that are 65 and older. Our safe and secure program near Atlanta, Georgia offers an environment where patients and their families can gain peace of mind knowing that quality care and individual attention will be priorities during the treatment process. Our inpatient program realizes that many of the patients in need of geriatric care may have problems with mobility and completion of everyday living activities which is why we offer a higher staff to patient ratio on the unit to provide assistance for you or your loved one. Patients will learn to cope with the challenges and stressors that aging can bring while also receiving treatment for specific mental health disorders or addictive diseases. All patients in our inpatient program will receive individual and group therapy with a licensed therapist while under the medical treatment and direction of a psychiatrist.

What to Expect

Our social service staff members recognize that our senior patients are most often a part of a family structure and these families are typically very involved in the treatment process of their loved one. We strongly encourage family therapy sessions with each patient and their family to provide education, information on the course of treatment, on-going resources, and discharge planning for long-term treatment direction. The geriatric unit is an inpatient program designed to accommodate patients with minor medical issues, mobility issues, and/or oxygen tanks. The unit is not equipped to handle patients long-term with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease unless the patient presents with a co-occurring mental health diagnosis and could see improvement from short-term stabilization. Some of the groups that are offered to our geriatric patients near Atlanta, Georgia are as follows:

  • Living Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Memory
  • Group Therapy
  • Recreation Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
We Accept These Insurances and More
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • United Healthcare
  • AND MORE...

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