Memorial Hospital has a unique unit that specializes in diagnosing and treating the complex behavioral health problems of older adults. The ROSE (Rehabilitation of Special Elderly) Unit is an area-renowned program, which focuses on coping with the stressful issues associated with aging. These issues may include grief, loneliness, dealing with an illness or a physical disability, changing status, conflicts with adult children, death, and dying.

The ROSE Unit’s goal is to improve each patient’s quality of life. The program emphasizes a holistic treatment philosophy, so equal importance is placed on healing the mind, body, and spirit.

ROSE Behavioral Health

Our Treatment Philosophy

Our goal is to maintain and improve each patient’s quality of life and enhance the patient’s self-respect and dignity. Consistent with our holistic treatment philosophy, equal emphasis is placed on the healing of mind, body, and spirit.

Family Involvement

We place great value on family involvement in the treatment process. Participation in community support groups is also encouraged.

Hope and Direction

The ROSE Behavioral Health Unit at Memorial Hospital is designed to diagnose and treat the complex problems of older adults.

In our program, each patient has a treatment team of medical and clinical professionals. They work together to pinpoint the nature of the problem and help the patients and their families begin the recovery process.

We Provide:

Free Initial Assessment – An assessment is performed by a Mental Health Professional to assist in determining the need for treatment.

Diagnosis – A comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional condition forms the basis for diagnosis and treatment planning.

Program Content

In group and individual sessions, the program focuses on the stressful issues associated with aging such as grief, loneliness, coping with illness or physical disability, changing roles and status, death and dying, and conflicts with adult children.

Program Features

  • Comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Family participation, including education and therapy
  • Coping and life skills training
  • Activity therapy groups
  • Therapeutic exercise/stress reduction
  • Pastoral Counseling if requested
  • Medication management/education
  • Individualized continuing care plan for discharged patients and their families

Warning Signs

If someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms below, call the ROSE Unite for a confidential assessment.

  • Depression
  • Marked personality changes
  • Numerous, unexplained physical ailments or changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Confused thinking, inability to concentrate and/or memory loss
  • Excessive fears, anxieties, or suspiciousness
  • Withdrawal from family, friends, and others
  • Abuse of alcohol or medications
  • Growing inability to cope with daily living resulting in unsafe behaviors
  • Hallucinations or hearing voices

Contact Us

Please call us for more information or for a confidential screening.

ROSE Behavioral Health
511 NE 10th St.
Abilene, KS 67410

Phone: (785) 263-6625