Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Senior & Older Adults Inpatient Mental Health Treatment Program near Seattle

At Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand that a person’s age and life experiences can affect how they are impacted by mental and behavioral health concerns. We know that these factors can also influence how people respond to treatment.

To ensure that we are best prepared to meet the needs of each person who is entrusted to our care, our hospital in Tukwila, Washington, just south of Seattle, offers age-appropriate inpatient and outpatient services for senior adults of all genders who have been struggling with psychiatric concerns and substance use disorders.

Who We Serve

Our services for seniors are designed to address the unique needs of older adults of all genders who meet the following criteria:

  • Age 55 or older
  • Have a diagnosis that meets the criteria for a disorder as established in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
  • Willing and able to voluntarily sign in for treatment
  • Have been medically cleared or approved to participate in our programming

We are able to accept patients who have certain medical needs, such as those who use CPAPs or ostomy bags and those who have infusion ports. We can also care for older adults who have valid prescriptions for methadone, Suboxone, and certain other medications.

However, please note that we cannot accept older adults who have concerns such as:

  • Experiencing delirium or have a diagnosis of certain disorders associated with dementia
  • Have needed to be restrained or placed in seclusion within the previous 72 hours
  • Have engaged in assaultive behavior and are considered at high risk for recurrence
  • Unable to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)

All admissions decisions at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital are made on an individual basis following a detailed review of each prospective patient’s treatment history, needs, and goals.

To determine if our senior adult program is the ideal environment for you or for an older adult in your family, please contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions.

Multiple Levels of Care

Programming for senior adults at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital includes three levels of care. Depending on individual need and progress, patients may take part in treatment at one, two, or all three levels.

Inpatient Program

Inpatient treatment is our highest level of care for senior adults. Our inpatient program for seniors features round-the-clock care to help adults age 55 and older achieve stabilization so that they can return home or step down to a lower level of care.

Inpatient services for older adults may include detoxification, medication management, individual and group therapy, family sessions, and various forms of experiential therapy. Typical length of stay at this level is seven to 10 days.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) features full days of treatment five days per week without a residential component. When programming is not in session, senior adults can return to their home or to an alternative supported residence.

Group therapy is the main form of care at this level, with individual and family sessions available as needed. Our PHP focuses on wellness strategies in six essential areas: physical, mental, social, cultural, moral, and spiritual.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for senior adults features the greatest flexibility while still providing a structured connection with personalized clinical care. IOP services are provided three days per week, three hours per day.

Groups are also the main type of care at this level. Therapeutic elements may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), solution-focused therapy, and experiential therapies.

At all levels of care, treatment is provided by teams of compassionate professionals whose training and experience have prepared them to offer superior services to senior adults. All levels of care for older adults at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital also include the principles of the SatoriWest Method®, which was developed by our chief medical officer, Jeff Skolnick, M.D., Ph.D.

Personalized Services

At Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, we develop personalized solutions that best address the unique needs of our patients. Our commitment to individualized care means that no two older adults will have identical experiences at our center in Tukwila, Washington.

Prior to starting care, each senior adult completes a thorough assessment. The information we collect during this assessment guides the development of their personalized plan. Throughout each older adult’s time with us, we monitor and, when necessary, revise their plan to ensure that they are receiving maximum benefit from our services.

Depending on need and level of care, an older adult’s treatment for psychiatric concerns or substance use disorders at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital may include detoxification; medication management services; individual, group, and family therapies; and experiential therapies such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and music therapy. Groups may address a wide range of topics, such as mindfulness, holistic wellness, medication education, cognitive training, nutrition, communication skills, setting priorities, and relapse prevention.

Before a senior adult transitions out of our care, they will receive a detailed discharge plan. This plan will identify the professional services and community-based resources that can support them in the months and years to come. As with all elements of care for senior adults at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, our discharge plans are personalized to best meet each person’s specific needs.

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– Daniel
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