-Severe onset or worsening of confusion, disorientation, or memory loss
-Noncompliance with prescribed medications
-Failure of outpatient therapy.
-Sudden onset of hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, disinhibition, or other acute bizarre behaviors
-Servere episodes of crying, tearfulness, isolation, or depression
-Threat to self or others (real, perceived, or threatened)
-Inability to care for self or attend to one's normal daily activities
-Dementia with behavioral disturbances, aggression, or agitation
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Bridges is a geriatric care program here at Stilwell Memorial Hospital providing psychiatric, diagnostic and treatment services for patients who are facing the struggles of aging. The program focuses on the changes that patients experience in their emotional or behavioral health. These problems may include Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, depression, anxiety, and aging adjustments. Bridges provides patients with an individualized treatment plan including group and family therapy, structured daily activities, as well as medical care.
Dr. Jeff Jenkins, MD, is one of a few physicians in the nation that is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Psychiatry. He leads our Bridges care team as Medical Director in serving patients and their loved ones.
Tamara McMillen, RN, BSN, is our Unit Director. She brings 25 years’ experience in Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Corrections.
Dr. Jeff Jenkins, MD