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Dr. Tafur Generations Program at Mountain Vista

The experts at Mountain Vista Medical Center understand the unique issues families face when dealing with seniors in crisis.

The Dr. Tafur Generations Program at Mountain Vista provides a safe and therapeutic environment where seniors can receive compassionate care. The program features 20 private rooms in a dedicated part of the hospital.

An Inpatient Hospital Program Serving the Behavioral Health Needs of Seniors

Serving East Valley residents for many years, the health care professionals at Mountain Vista Medical Center provide a full spectrum of services that address each person’s unique physiological, psychological, spiritual and social needs. This program is designed for patients age 55 years and older who require acute inpatient care. The Dr. Tafur Generations Program at Mountain Vista provides a full range of therapeutic, medical and psychiatric treatments in a compassionate environment. All psychiatrists are board-certified and clinical team members receive special training in the needs of seniors. The team of professionals incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that involves patients and their loved ones in the care process. We design individualized treatment plans to help patients achieve their highest possible level of mental and physical health.

Program Goals

The goals of the Dr. Tafur Generations Program at Mountain Vista are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Depending on the patient’s specific needs, goals may include:

  • Providing relief from acute psychiatric symptoms.
  • Developing effective coping skills.
  • Eliminating suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
  • Increasing impulse control.
  • Improving the ability to perform healthy daily living activities.
  • Identifying and treating secondary medical complications.
  • Developing a healthy daily routine.
  • Creating an effective discharge plan, including care after hospitalization.

Program Activities

Patients work individually and in group activities with a Mountain Vista team member. Some activities may include:

  • Education in medication management, nutrition and coping skills.
  • Occupational and recreational activities.
  • Community living.
  • Goal setting.
  • Exercise.
  • Relaxation techniques.
  • Music therapy.

Admission Process

Licensed behavioral health and clinical professionals provide assessments for admission. These professionals are available 24 hours a day to answer questions about the program or provide an evaluation — in most cases, this can be done over the phone for patient privacy and convenience. Please call toll-free 1-800-821-4193 to speak with a clinical professional for an assessment.

Admission Criteria

  1. Male or female over 55 years old.
  2. Client is assessed to be a danger to self, others and/or property.
  3. Client is assessed to have impaired reality testing with inappropriate affect and/or disordered thinking.
  4. Client is assessed as needing an intensive medical/behavioral evaluation with continuing treatment recommendations.
  5. Maladaptive patterns of behavior.
  6. Client is assessed as having impaired social, familial or job-related functioning or inadequate social and/or familial support, and needs removal from an environment that cannot tolerate him/her.
  7. Client presents with symptoms that result in dysfunctional behavior. (e.g., malnutrition, incontinence, medication non-compliance, sleep impairment, inability to complete daily living activities.
  8. Failure of outpatient therapy to achieve therapeutic goals.

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