Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Senior Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment Program

MeadowWood Behavioral Health’s inpatient program for seniors is for individuals experiencing a crisis from mental health issues and co-occurring substance abuse. We offer a safe and secure environment to help seniors regain control of their lives.

Psychiatric Inpatient Program for Seniors

The Senior Behavioral Health Program at MeadowWood Behavioral Health Hospital in New Castle, Deleware is designed specifically for older adults, aged 55 and older. This program addresses a wide range of diagnoses, including, but not limited to, depression, psychosis, dementia, behavior problems, and complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. The unit provides intensive care for older adults who require the highest level of psychiatric care that is designed to work with patients who are having emotional or situational crises.

Our Treatment Philosophy

An important part of the treatment philosophy at MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center in New Castle near Wilmington is the belief that most older adults will benefit from programs specifically designed for their age group, with the opportunity to share feelings and experiences with their peers.

Services Offered

In an inpatient setting, older adults may participate in a wide array of comprehensive therapies that are designed to educate them about their illnesses and treatment options. Patients are also given ample opportunity to discuss concerns and stressors that may have contributed to their present condition. Patients on this unit receive intensive treatment, which often requires individuals to be much more active participants. The more involved patients are in the unit activities, the greater their progress will likely be. Daily activities may include group or family therapy, art therapy, recreational activities, or substance abuse groups. Throughout your inpatient stay, a psychiatrist will oversee your treatment, meeting with you on a regular basis in order to monitor your progress and provide medication monitoring so that any changes can be made if necessary. Some of the services offered in our senior program include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric and physical evaluations
  • Medication management and education
  • Group therapy
  • Extensive family support, including family therapy
  • Creative /expressive therapy
  • Aftercare planning and coordination of care
  • Discharge management and placement
  • Reminiscent therapy

For More Information

At MeadowWood’s inpatient treatment center in New Castle near Wilmington, it is our goal to provide the most caring and professional service to older adults in need. We will answer any questions you may have and inform, educate, and assist you in addressing and resolving the difficult problems and decisions which often arise as a result of getting older. This will help our patients know what to expect during the treatment process, know how to get the most out of being in an inpatient program, and what they can expect after discharging from our program.

What Past Clients Say

The staff is cordial and caring. They helped me through a difficult time in my life and offered great out patient care programs that continued my treatment.

– Alumni
Most Insurances Accepted

We accept all major insurances, including Medicare, most Medicaids, and TRICARE.  Please contact us for insurance verification and to learn more about treatment at MeadowWood Behavioral Health.

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