Behavioral Health Care

Silver Lights Care Center, located at Dorminy Medical Center, is an up-to-date geriatric psychiatric unit that treats acute psychiatric issues. We offer inpatient programs that provide personalized treatment and assist with varying degrees of mental, emotional or behavioral problems including:

  • Alzheimer’s/dementia with behavioral changes
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusions
  • Depression, Anxiety
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal ideation or attempt

Our program provides short-term personalized treatment in a secure and therapeutic environment for older individuals. The 12-bed unit offers comprehensive evaluation and compassionate care for seniors. All patients have an individualized treatment plan that highlights their specific needs.

Our Services Include:

  • Comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Coping and life training skills
  • Activity therapy groups
  • Medication management and education
  • Individualized continuing care plan for discharged patients and their families 


Referrals can be made by facilities, doctor’s offices, home health companies, hospice organizations, family members, community groups/agencies, law enforcement and self. All patients will be medically cleared prior to admission.

Silver Lights Care Center Admission Criteria

  • Treatment resistant depression or psychosis (i.e. not responding to outpatient treatment)
  • Severe agitation, threatening behavior, aggression or disruptive behavior
  • Danger to self or others
  • Wandering behaviors that place patient at risk
  • Unsafe in current environment due to behaviors
  • Significant resistance to treatment such as refusing meds needed for safety or health
  • Grossly psychotic behavior that threatens safety or welfare (psychosis defined as delusions, extreme agitation, disorganization or hallucinations or other bizarre behaviors)
  • Inability for family to care for an elderly patient at home to the point that patient’s health is at risk

Our Staff

Our professional treatment providers include: Therapists, Nurse Managers, Licensed Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Social Workers, and an Activity Coordinator.

Payment Options

DMC Silver Lights Healthcare will take Medicare, including most advantage plans, and other insurances and will check coverage before admission so that patients know about any co-pays they may be responsible for.

Contact Us

For more information and to discuss how we can assist you or your loved ones, please call 229-424-7268. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All referrals, inquiries and assessments are strictly confidential.

Department Manager:  Whitley Crossin


Phone:  229-424-7268 or 229-424-1480