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Geriatric Behavioral Health

Call 606.678.3442

Our Services

At Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, our senior behavioral health services include:

  • Qualified staff including psychiatrist, social worker, counselor, nurse and mental health technician
  • Treatment from a medical physician if indicated
  • An overall assessment of medical and behavioral health needs
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Daily assessment and care by behavioral health professionals
  • Medication management
  • 24-hour nursing services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Lab and imaging services
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Discharge planning, including coordination of follow-up care and assistance with alternative living arrangements if indicated
  • Coordination of follow-up care with a mental health and/or medical provider
  • Assistance with issues, including guardianship, power of attorney and/or advance directives


Conditions that we can help manage include:

  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal or thoughts of self-harm
  • Social withdrawal
  • Increased forgetfulness or confusion
  • Loss of interest in self-care
  • Insomnia and change in sleeping patterns
  • Mood changes
  • Delusions and/or hallucinations
  • Aggressive or combative behaviors
  • Behaviors that could cause potential harm to self or others (that are not typically characteristic of that person)
  • Agitation
  • Paranoia
  • Refusal to take medications
  • Recurrent thoughts of dying

We believe that family involvement enhances care. We encourage family members to participate in our program as much as possible. We also work closely with each patient's family to create a safe and appropriate discharge plan.

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