The Behavioral Healthcare Center at Memphis has changed its name to Unity Psychiatric Care, however a spokesperson stressed that its mission remains the same: to provide acute inpatient psychiatric care for senior adults experiencing either a mental health crisis or behavioral disturbances related to dementia.
Michael Bailey, CEO of American Health Companies, the parent to Unity Psychiatric Care, said the new name is not due to changes in leadership or ownership, but is simply designed to clarify the company's mission and services for patients, families and referral sources.
"Our new name and logo help to more clearly convey our commitment to holistic treatment of the patient, which includes cognitive, emotional and behavioral care," Bailey said. "This focus is illustrated in our logo as overlapping circles. We want to help as many people as possible by letting everyone know we are here and ensuring they are aware of what we do."
The facility accepts patients 55 or older who meet criteria for admission. Symptoms may include aggression, agitation with outbursts, impulsive behavior, confused thoughts, severe depression or excessive, unresolved grief, thoughts of self-harm, worrisome changes in eating or sleeping habits, extreme mood instability, paranoia, hallucinations, or delusions.
Patients may self-refer or be referred by family members, hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities or physicians. If admitted, the patient's treatment plan may include medical and therapeutic interventions.