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Inpatient Geriatric Psych: The Dr. Tafur Generations Program

The experts at St. Luke’s Medical Center and St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center understand the unique issues families face when dealing with seniors in crisis. The Dr. Tafur Generations Program provides a safe and therapeutic environment where seniors can receive compassionate care.

Program Description

The Dr. Tafur Generations Program was developed specifically for patients ages 55 and older with Medicare benefits who need an acute inpatient setting to treat severe disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, psychosis and destructive behavior. Our team will help the senior patient to cope with the source(s) of the problem and guide them through the development and implementation of an individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Tafur Generations Program is located on the 5th floor of St. Luke’s Medical Center. In addition to care for geriatric psychiatry patients, this recently remodeled nursing unit provides a full range of medical care to help patients get back to their highest level of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

Program Goals

  • Provide symptom relief
  • Eliminate suicidal/homicidal thoughts
  • Increase impulse control
  • Improve reality testing
  • Increase ability to perform healthy daily living activities
  • Develop healthy daily routine

Program Activities

  • Education in medication, nutrition and coping skills
  • Community living
  • Goal setting
  • Exercise
  • Occupational and recreational activities
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Music therapy

Program Admission

Licensed behavioral health and clinical professionals provide assessments for admission. These professionals are available 24 hours a day to answer any question about the program or provide an evaluation – in most cases, this can be done over the phone for patient privacy and convenience. Please call 602-251-8353 or toll free 1-800-821-4193.

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