Sunrise Geriatric Services

 Sunrise Geriatric Services is a 10 bed inpatient psychiatric unit which offers specialized care focusing on the unique physical and emotional needs of the senior adult, aged 55 and older.

The program is designed to provide individualized treatment of psychiatric disorders often complicated by acute/chronic medical conditions.  A team of professionals including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, occupational and physical therapists work under the supervision of a medical doctor to devise a course of treatment centered around the specific needs of the patient and their family.

Our activity centered program encourages patients to get out of their rooms to interact and participate in numerous group and individual activities including, but not limited to arts and crafts, music, and reading. Sunrise provides a caring, supportive environment where each patient participates in a treatment program tailored to meet his or her needs including psychiatric and medical evaluations, medication management, Individual and group therapy, discharge planning, and treatment team conferences. This structured treatment plan assists patients in improving their social, physical, and emotional functioning.

Admission and Referrals

A psychiatrist, licensed therapist, and psychiatric nurse will assess all patients as part of the admission process. Referrals may be made by physicians, nurses, family members, clergy, social workers, discharge planners or others concerned about the welfare of a given individual. Individuals may also refer themselves for services. Eligibility can usually be determined within an hour once all necessary information has been received. Referrals are accepted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Referrals Are Quick & Easy

Fax the following information to  our intake department:

  •  Patient Demographics (name, SS#, PCP)
  •  Recent Lab Work
  •  Documentation of past behaviors (past 72 hours)
  •  Most recent History and Physical
  •  Durable Power of Attorney (if applicable)
  •  Medication List, Diagnosis, Allergies
  •  Insurance Cards
Eligible Patient Symptoms:
  • Attempts or threats of suicide
  • Loss of interest in regular activities
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Confusion, disorientation, memory changes
  • Inability to care for self or home
  • Abrupt changes in behavior
  • Isolation and withdrawal from friends and family
  • Inability to concentrate, sudden decrease in intellectual functioning
  • Expresses feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness
  • Seeing or hearing things that no one else sees or hears
  • Impaired understanding of reality
  • Abuse of drugs, medications or alcohol
  • Difficulty with impulse control
  • Decrease in energy level
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Uncharacteristic anger, irritability or agitation
  • Extended and extreme grief over a loss

Locations & Contact

Sunrise Geriatric Services

1681 Winchester Hwy
Fayetteville, Tn

Phone: (931) 438 - 0263
Intake Phone: (615) 924 - 0313
 Intake Fax: (931) 438 - 0313