Located at Hoboken University Medical Center, the Center for Geriatric Excellence features a staff of top-rated specialists, including a nationally-recognized expert in psychiatry for seniors.

With 17 in-patient beds, the Center provides personalized short-term treatment for patients aged 65 and older experiencing primarily an acute psychiatric disorder or a recent change in cognitive status.  Here you will find the most comprehensive behavioral health program for the elderly in the state. The Center not only addresses the psychiatric needs of the elderly but their medical needs as well.

Treating a range of symptoms.  Treatment may help with any of the following:

  • Persistent feelings of sadness.
  • Hopelessness or emptiness.
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts.
  • Thoughts of harming others.
  • Change in a sleeping pattern, insomnia.
  • Aggressive or combative behavior.
  • Delusions and/or hallucinations.
  • Refusing to take medication.
  • Severe anxiety, restlessness, or agitation.

Our Programs
 Each patient receives a full diagnostic workup to evaluate the possible role that medical factors contribute to neuro-psychiatrics symptoms. The patient and his/her family, friends or caregiver participants in treatment planning to help develop intervention aimed at improving symptoms and optimizing the patient’s quality of life. Services also include recreational, occupational therapy, group therapy appropriate medication, discharge planning and cognitive simulation.

Our Services
At the Center for Geriatric Excellence, you will find the most comprehensive behavioral health program for the elderly in the state. This program not only addresses the psychiatric needs of the elderly but their medical needs as well. Our experienced medical director and behavioral health specialists, along with full range of innovative programs, fulfill those needs right in your community.

Admission
Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day. Referrals from physician, psychologist, mental health professionals, social workers, social services agencies, family members or friends are accepted.

Contact information

  • Center for Geriatric Excellence at Hoboken University Medical Center308 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken NJ 07030
    Phone: 201.792.8200
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