Mental health center for seniors to open Tuesday

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A psychiatric treatment center for seniors is scheduled to open next week in Fort Wayne.

The Journal Gazette reports that the facility will open Tuesday at Parkview Hospital Randallia.

Spokesman Eric Clabaugh says Parkview Health spent more than $1 million to remodel and furnish the third floor of the hospital in the city's Randallia district. The unit is called Parkview BridgeWays has 20 private rooms.

Parkview Behavioral Health executive Charles Clark says most geriatric psychiatric patients are in their 60s, 70s and 80s and have had emotional problems as they age.

Seniors account for about 20 percent of the more than 4,000 psychiatric patients Parkview Behavioral Health treats each year.

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