Brain Health Unit

Levindale's Brain Health Unit

Levindale’s inpatient Brain Health Unit provides treatment for older patients who have cognitive disorders related to dementia, Alzheimer’s or other similar disabilities. The Brain Health Unit is designed to provide care for the entire person. We strive to help patients achieve their maximum potential and highest quality of life.

Quality of Care

We believe in treating the entire person and work hard to address medical issues that affect cognitive clarity and overall health. We offer excellent rehab services and our patients are assessed for speech, occupational and physical therapy needs. Our Brain Health Unit is not a psychiatric unit, and we do not admit persons who are suicidal, homicidal, violent or violently impulsive.

Our patients are followed by an internal medicine physician and we have psychiatric consultants who specialize in cognitive disorders and round on our patients as needed. We employ a structured care model that engages patients with healthy activities and promotes a calm environment perfectly suited for healing and regaining as much brain function as allowed by the disease process. Following the patient-centered care model, each plan of care is tailored to the patient’s needs and communicated via multidisciplinary care plan meetings on a regular basis.

Our Brain Health Unit is secure because we care deeply about the safety of our patients, particularly patients with some form of dementia and who may wander. Levindale’s Brain Health Unit does not take involuntary admissions as we are not a licensed psychiatric unit.

Our team

  • Internal medicine physicians
  • General medical provider consultants
  • Licensed practical nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Psychiatric team
  • Recreational therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Social worker
  • Speech therapists
  • Spiritual care providers

Structured care

Our structured care model focuses on making every moment matter. Structured care keeps patients socially engaged, decreases problem behaviors, provides stimulation, and reduces boredom and falls while increasing satisfaction. The critical element in structured care is engaging in meaningful activities with patients and families. Brief, frequent activities greatly enhance a patient’s life. Interactions are designed to do with – not for – patients.
All staff engage in activities with patients and daily activities are displayed on the boards at each pod.

Admissions: 410-601-2289
Main Line: 410-601-2400
TTY phone number, 410-601-2153 for the hearing impaired