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Admission and Insurance

The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Services are suitable for adults ages 55 and older with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms. These may include memory loss, mood disturbances, anxiety, difficulty coping with losses and transitions, or behavioral conditions that interfere with care at home or in a long-term care setting. Our programs are covered by most insurance providers and are appropriate for those who could benefit from short-term inpatient care.

To be eligible for admission at St. Anthony’s Senior Care Hospital, patients must require an inpatient level of care for behavioral problems (e.g., physically or verbally aggressive behavior, agitation, wandering, depression, danger to self or others or anxiety) related to cognitive impairment.

 

The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Services are covered by most insurance providers. St. Anthony’s Hospital accepts Medicare, private pay and many private insurance and managed care plans.


What is Medicare?

For information about applying for Medicare see Below: "What is Medicare"

MEDICARE, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a federal insurance program for people 65 and over.

People under 65 who have received Social Security Disability for 24 consecutive months are also eligible for Medicare.  People suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.

How to Apply for MEDICARE?

  1. Call the Social Security Administration (SSA) at
    1-800-772-1213.
  2. A SSA representative will ask for your social security number (may need husband’s if wife never worked) and will arrange an appointment for you at a nearby SSA office to complete an application.

Awareness

May is Mental Health Month, St Anthony’s joins the mental health community to reaffirm our commitment to building our understanding of mental illness, increasing access to treatment and ensuring those who are struggling to know they are not alone.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we observe World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a time to talk about issues relating to suicide prevention, promote resources and awareness, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm

October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, St. Anthony’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.