People on the Move – Aspen Day Treatment

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Aspen Day Treatment, a new partial psychiatric hospital program, is opening for the treatment of older adults with psychiatric and behavioral needs. An Open House Reception for the public is scheduled for July 31, 3 PM through 5 PM to view the facility at 1634 Sulphur Spring Road in Halethorpe. Patients can begin to enroll for treatment on Monday, August 4, 2008.

The new day treatment program is the first of its kind in the Baltimore area. Established by Geriatric Psychiatrist Jeffrey Lafferman, MD and Internist Christine Lafferman, MD, Aspen Day Treatment is a ‘free-standing’ hospital, not affiliated with a general hospital.

“We believe that as an independent partial hospital, Aspen Day Treatment has the freedom and flexibility to provide services that respond to patient needs and will go the extra mile to be effective in helping our patients.”, says Dr. Jeff Lafferman.

Aspen Day Treatment will be providing care to adults over 55 years old. Group, family, and individual therapies will be provided on weekdays from 10 AM through 3 PM. A psychiatrist will be on site during these hours and will be providing medication management and oversight of care. Up to thirty treatment days can be provided for each patient and most medical insurances will be accepted. For information or to make a referral to Aspen Day Treatment, prospective patients and their families can call 410-242-0920.

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