The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program provides brief, acute treatment in an intensive and safe setting designed to address a wide range of psychiatric disorders that require hospitalization. This highly specialized 8-bed inpatient program provides acute care to patients 65 and older with psychiatric symptoms often in the context of co-occurring medical disorders. Some local nursing home consultations may also be provided for patients previously hospitalized at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. The inpatient program serves patients with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses and complex psychosis and mood disorders. The most commonly treated functional problems include impaired activities of daily living, cognitive disorganization and disruptive behaviors. From this prorgram, geriatric patients may be referred to the General Adult Intensive Outpatient Program.