About Us

Behavioral Healthcare Center at Columbia is a free standing 16-bed geriatric behavioral hospital that specializes in treating elderly patients who are experiencing acute behaviors, including but not limited to: depression, paranoia, hallucinations, physical and verbal aggression, anxiety, and a perplexed mental state.

Paramount to our mission is providing compassionate, safe and high-quality care in a therapeutic environment.  
Our program offers comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluations and treatments that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our community’s senior population.  In the end, we work with each of our patients to restore a heightened level of functioning and independence, relieve distress and develop a supportive network for that patient’s next step in care.

Our program components include:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Medication assessments
  • Pain assessment
  • Nutritional assessments
  • Individual, group and family therapy in a confidential environment
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy as needed
  • Recreational-activities therapy
  • Education Classes including stress management, coping skills, medication usage and health and wellness
  • Daily cognitive therapy
  • Fall/risk assessment
  • Free community education training and in-services

We are proud to offer an excellent care team – from the moment you walk in the door to the care you receive. Each of our skilled staff is ready to work with each patient, striving to meet their physical and emotional needs with a comprehensive, coordinated treatment plan. We take a team approach to care, which means that we can treat the whole person so that they are quickly on their path to greater independence.