Senior Behavioral Health

For referral/intake, please call us at 270.692.5218.

Mental health plays an essential role in the overall well-being of seniors. At Spring View Hospital, we provide both therapy and medication management for senior adults battling mental health conditions. Whether a loved one is experiencing increased anxiety and depression that interferes with their ability to function at their best, or suffering from behavioral issues resulting from dementia, we can offer a compassionate treatment plan for adults 55 and older that's customized to their unique needs, to help give them and you a better quality of life. With proper care, your senior loved ones can get back to leading the healthy, productive life they deserve.

If you would like more information about our secure program or if you or someone you know needs care, call 270.692.5210.

What We Provide

At Spring View, our behavioral health services include:

  • Expert staff, including a psychiatrist, social worker and medical care from a  physician
  • An overall assessment of medical and behavioral health needs
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Daily assessment and care by a behavioral health professional
  • Medication management
  • 24-hour nursing services
  • Recreational, occupational and physical therapy
  • Lab and imaging services
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Discharge planning, including coordination of follow-up care and assistance with alternate living arrangements (if necessary)
  • Coordination of follow-up care
  • Assistance with other issues, including guardianship, power of attorney and/or advance directives

What We Treat

1. Aggression/Anger/Combative

  • New onset aggression/combative behavior or threats of aggression
  • Sudden changes in symptoms of behavior that put the patient or others around them at risk for harm

2. Anxiety/Depression

  • Symptoms must be severe enough to require 24 hour monitoring in a secure, inpatient setting
    • Examples include suicidal ideation, failure to thrive, etc

3. Dementia

  • Sudden changes in symptoms or behavior that put the patient or others at risk
  • New onset aggression/combative behavior

4. Other possible reasons for a senior inpatient admission include:

  • Acute behavioral health symptoms such as catatonia, constant crying, hallucinations, or paranoia, related to stroke, Parkinson's or neurological conditions

Admission for Care

Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, and anyone may refer a potential patient for care, including family members, friends, physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals, social workers, social service agencies and hospital emergency departments. Self-referrals are also accepted. Spring View Behavioral Health is contracted with Medicare and most other payers.

Family Involvement

We believe that family involvement enhances care, and we encourage family members to participate in the program as much as possible. Throughout the treatment plan, our social worker will contact you as needed; and we will work closely with you to create a discharge plan that includes the most appropriate living arrangements for your loved one.

We accept most insurances as well as self-pay.

If you would like more information about our secure program or if you or someone you know needs care, call 270.692.5210, or email

Meranda Hammes, Director of Behavioral Health Services

Meet the Team

Wasim Sajid, MD                                 Sufian Ahmad, MD                                     Jennifer Bartley, APRN