Autumn Life Center

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Autumn Life Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health offers specialized senior behavioral health care focusing on diagnosis, stabilization and treatment using individualized treatment in a dedicated setting while having full access to the exceptional medical care of OU Medical Center Edmond.

Our 17-bed unit is located on its own discreet floor within OU Medical Center Edmond to assure privacy, confidentiality and comfort. We emphasize the importance of instilling hope with:

  • Group and Individual Psychotherapy
  • Medication Assessment
  • Psycho-Educational groups such as Medication Education
  • Loss Management and Relapse Prevention
  • Pastoral Services including counseling available
  • Family Support and Education Group

Our services are customized to the unique needs of mature adults ages 55 and older. As we age, our independence may lessen. Older individuals often become isolated and experience loss and grief. We specialize in working with this unique population helping our patients increase their independence.

PATTERNS SIGNALING the NEED for HELP INCLUDE:

  • Major change in personality, such as feeling more angry or anxious
  • Disruption in daily activities, such as inability to socialize, work, or perform daily chores
  • Hallucinations or paranoid delusions that disrupt functioning
  • Inability to adjust or recover from loss, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a home or finances, diagnosis of a terminal illness, or loss of independence such as inability to drive or travel

COMPREHENSIVE PATIENT PHONE SCREENING WILL INCLUDE:

  • Medical History and Physical
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosocial Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation (if necessary)
  • Functional Skills Assessment

CHECKING-IN to AUTUMN LIFE CENTER at OU MEDICAL CENTER EDMOND:

  • You, your physician, or your loved one calls (405) 359-5253
  • Our intake coordinators will take your information, assess your condition, and speak with our Psychiatrist
  • Our Psychiatrist will determine if the Autumn Life Center will be helpful to you
  • Our intake coordinator will contact you about the Psychiatrist’s decision and check-in detail

Your family or caregiver may accompany you if you would like

We recognize the unique needs of mature adults and the issues that may be associated with aging. If you know someone 55 or older who is not eating or has weight loss, sleeping excessively or very little, has lost interest in previously enjoyed activities, or is more isolated, call Autumn Life Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health. We are available 24 hours a day to assist with your behavioral health needs.

A DEDICATED SENIOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM

OU Medical Center Edmond is home to Edmond’s only inpatient senior behavioral health program, Autumn Life Center for Geriatric Behavioral Health. This program consists of 17 dedicated beds for adults 55 and older who have behavioral health symptoms that are interfering with their daily lives. We offer a multidisciplinary approach where compassionate care is delivered in a private and spacious environment.

AUTUMN LIFE CENTER FOR GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REFERRAL LINE

We provide a single number for clinicians and facilities to call for placement of geriatric behavioral health patients. Our number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by our intake coordinators.

Our coordinators will:

  • Perform initial patient screening
  • Complete patient intake and collaborate with the referring facility to determine if admission is required.
  • If the patient requires admission, assign a room
  • Authorize admission and coordinate patient transportation, if necessary, with the referring facility.

CALL NOW! 1(800)625-1680