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Behavioral Health

Riverside Center


Our Services

Riverside provides a full range of supportive mental health services designed specifically for the older adult. We will help relieve symptoms, promote independence, ease pain, maintain safety, and make life worth living. Our 22 bed in-patient facility offers education, counseling, medication management, and arranges for resources to support you and your loved ones.

At Riverside we help seniors experiencing:

  • Loss of purpose
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sadness
  • Changes in sleep or appetite
  • Guilt
  • Loss of interest
  • Forgetfulness
  • Unexplained physical symptoms of pain
  • Irritability
  • Helplessness
  • Decreased energy
  • Hopelessness/feeling that you would be better off dead


For a free and confidential in-home consultation

CALL 1-800-706-9529

Also, through our Inpatient Program, we provide treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia and behaviors that put the individual or caregiver at risk.

These behaviors might include:

  • Refusal to eat, take medications or bathe
  • Combativeness
  • Experiencing hallucinations, delusions or paranoia
  • Agitation

Inpatient Program

Riverside Center is located within Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury and treats seniors from all across Middle Tennessee. The average length of time a senior stays at the program is 12 days – but this varies from person to person based on one’s particular needs.

A unique plan of care is developed for each senior. Medical evaluation, medication management, group and/or individual counseling, and activity therapy may be implemented. It is a secure unit with close supervision. Medical, psychiatric, social work and nursing care are provided to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of each person.

Criteria for Admission

A complimentary pre-admission assessment will be conducted by a member of the Riverside clinical staff on clients referred for treatment. This is completed to determine the appropriate level of care and in order to assess our ability to meet the client’s needs. This evaluation can be performed in the clients residence, doctors office, in the hospital or at the Riverside location.

To qualify, clients must:
  • Be 55 years of age or above
  • Be medically able to tolerate program
  • Meet criteria per Medicare guidelines or be pre-approved through their personal insurance. Secondary insurance or TennCare is recommended to supplement Medicare Part B payment allowance. Insurance benefits and eligibility is verified to reduce the risk of excess cost to the patient.

How to Refer

Please contact our main line at 1-800-706-9529. Our staff will help you with any questions and setup a free and confidential in-home consultation. We accept referrals 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Risk Factors for Late-Life Depression

Changes in daily routines, environment or state of mind can often trigger certain risks for developing late-life depression. Some factors to consider may include:
  • Changes in medications or newly prescribed medications for illness
  • Recent loss of a loved one
  • Presence of another illness or following a stroke, bypass operation, hip fracture, etc.
  • Severe and/or chronic pain
  • Living alone and feeling socially isolated
  • Hormonal changes
  • Family history of depression
  • Alcohol, recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription drug abuse or misuse
  • Loss of independence
  • Change in living environment

Symptoms of Depression

Often times there are clear signs to indicate when someone may be experiencing a situation with depression. Some frequently observed risk factors can include:
  • Disturbed sleep (too much or too little)
  • Changes in appetite (weight gain or loss)
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • Irritability and intolerance
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Difficulties with concentration or decision making
  • Noticeable restlessness or slow movement
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide
  • Changes in libido

Resources for Families, Caregivers and Patients

The Alzheimer’s Association

A national nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of information and services to patients with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers, friends and families. Every state has at least one local chapter. There are at least 200 chapters nationwide with local websites and libraries on site.

MidSouth Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association: (615) 292-4938

Write or call the National Office at:

919 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website at www.alz.org.

The National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

An association of organizations and individuals committed to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being and contribution of older people. It serves as a national resource for service providers and consumers. Special areas of interest are community-based programs including senior centers and adult day services.

Write or call:

409 Third Street SW
Second Floor
Washington, DE 20024

Visit the NCOA website at www.ncoa.org.

The National Family Caregiver Association (NFCA)

NFCA is a national not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of the family caregiver through education support and advocacy. Services include a quarterly newsletter and a nationwide peer support network. Its members include family caregivers, their friends, and the professionals and institutions who support them.

Write or call:

10605 Concord Street
Suite 501
Kensington, MO 20895

Visit the NFCA website at www.nfcacares.org.

Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referall Center (ADEAR)

The center, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging provides information and publications on Alzheimer’s disease for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, health professionals and the public. It serves as a national resource for information on diagnosis, treatment issues, patient care, caregiver needs, long-term care, education, research and ongoing programs.

Write or call:

P.O. Box 8250
Silver Springs, MD 20907

Visit the ADEAR website at www.alzheimers.org.

The Eldercare Locator

This nationwide directory assistance service is designed to help older persons and caregivers locate local resources. They refer you to the appropriate information resources in your community such as the Area Agency on Aging, a statewide network of offices that can help with many issues related to the elderly and provide referrals.

Call 1-800-667-1116.

Patient Resources

If you have any concerns related to your care, treatment, service or a patient safety issue please bring them to our attention immediately. If these issues are not resolved, you may directly contact Administration by phone or in writing to:

Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital
324 Doolittle Rd.
Woodbury, TN 37190

Visit www.STStonesRiver.com for further assistance.

You may also contact the Tennessee Department of Health at 877-287-0010 or by mail at:

Division of Healthcare Facilities
Centralized Complaint Intake Unit
227 French Landing
Suite 501
Heritage Place Metrocenter
Nashville, TN 37243

Email: tn.health@tn.gov

You may also contact The Joint Commission at 1-800-994-6610 or by mail at:

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Email: complaint@jointcommission.org

Contact Us

Inpatient: Riverside Center

Nurse Manager
Michelle Browning
O: 615-563-7289

Intake Coordinator
Tamara Dillon
O: 615-563-7270