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-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. 
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Tamara McMillen 
RN, BSN
Unit Director 
When you walk through the doors of the Bridges unit, you first enter the community room. There are tables where patients can socialize, eat, enjoy television and participate in other activities. Our unit is also equip with a full kitchen to ensure patients feel at home.
Down the hallway you will see our patient rooms. 
We offer two single bed rooms and four double bed rooms.
We encourage patients to participate in a wide variety of activities. Activities can enhance quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and reduce behaviors like wandering and agitation.
We encourage patients to participate in a wide variety of activities. Activities can enhance quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and reduce behaviors like wandering and agitation.
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Dr. Jeff Jenkins, MD
Medical 
Director