Short-term Inpatient Care for Older Adults

Senior Behavioral Health

Getting older brings a new set of life challenges and changes. If you or a loved one needs help, turn to a team that understands and specializes in serving older adults with dignity and respect.

A Place Just for You

Our Senior Behavioral Health Unit serves those 65 and older, as well as younger adults who may have early onset Alzheimer’s or dementia or other disorders common in seniors. The unit is specially designed to provide a safe and secure environment that is also attractive, comfortable and full of natural light.

Our Service Offers

Modern, Spacious Unit with Comforts of Home

Our Senior Behavioral Health Unit provides a safe, comfortable and relaxing environment that supports the well-being and treatment of older adults. With semi-private and private rooms and bright, tastefully decorated community recreational areas with television and other activities, it’s inpatient care that doesn’t feel like a hospital.


All the Resources of Bristol Health

Physical factors can affect your mental and emotional health, especially as you age. Bristol Hospital has the expertise and resources to ensure physical symptoms and conditions can be treated or managed.


Follow-up Care and Continued Support

We can provide outpatient care and link patients and families with community resources that can make your lives easier, fuller and safer.

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Meet the Director

Asha Dusad, MD

The program is led by our medical director, Dr. Asha Dusad, a board-certified adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist, serving as the Medical Director of Inpatient Behavioral Health at Bristol Hospital, providing a full range of behavioral health and psychiatric services to diagnose and treat many conditions including ADHD, Depression, OCD, Bipolar disorder, mood disorders. She completed her fellowship training at the University of Connecticut, performed her residency at SIU School of Medicine, and received her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India.

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