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Geriatric Psychiatry Services

Ochsner offers a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment tailored for older adults. This assessment helps identify treatable conditions, enhance independence and reduce the need for assisted care. 

When an older adult visits Ochsner with concerning symptoms, a mental health professional interviews both the patient and a family member to gather a full history of their condition. A complete psychiatric evaluation is conducted to assess the patient's mental status, including memory, cognitive abilities and orientation. 

Neuropsychological testing is used to detect potential symptoms of dementia. Treatable conditions such as depression and reversible causes of dementia are prioritized, Ochsner staff psychiatrists are nationally recognized for their expertise in these areas.

Ochsner's psychiatry department has access to advanced diagnostic and testing facilities to support comprehensive studies. It collaborates closely with the internal medicine and neurology departments to pinpoint issues and devise effective treatment plans that restore the patient to a life of dignity and productivity.

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Geriatric Psychiatry Services Locations

Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
1310 West 7th St.
Kaplan, LA 70548
  • Open 24/7