OLDER ADULT TREATMENT

Older Adult Program Brochure

Sam Elsanadi, MD Sam Elsanadi, M.D.
Dr. Elsanadi has been teaching, leading and practicing geriatric psychiatry for more than 20 years. He obtained his medical degree in Cairo, Egypt, before completing his residency and fellowship at UCLA and beginning his geriatric practice. He has worked in institutional and private care settings providing psychiatric treatment for seniors. Serving as the only psychiatrist in Wyoming specializing in geriatric treatment, Dr. Elsanadi will begin providing inpatient care at WBI in collaboration with WBI’s psychiatric and medical teams, as well as local organizations supporting adults in long-term care settings and in their homes.

Helen Norcross Helen Norcross, Director of Adult Services
Helen obtained degrees in psychology and addictionology from the University of Wyoming before starting her master’s degree in health care management at Western Governors University. Helen worked in the field of criminal justice for 11 years, initiating, establishing and overseeing substance abuse programs in the state. She was later employed in the disability field, where she also initiated and oversaw programs throughout the state of Wyoming. Helen joined WBI as Director of Risk Management in 2015.

Maegan Kemery Maegan Kemery, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services
Maegan Kemery is a licensed therapist. She completed her master's in social work at Wayne State University in Detroit, and her bachelor's in social work at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky. Maegan worked as an outpatient substance abuse therapist prior to joining WBI's adult unit. Her previous experience also includes working with parents and children receiving assistance from family services and corrections system inmates. She has worked in mental health settings for more than 10 years.

For more information, call 800-457-9312

SPECIALIZED CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS


Older adults experience mental health problems that may be misdiagnosed as cognitive impairments, organic disorders or physical health issues. Proper diagnosis and treatment are critical to restoring emotional health and physical well-being. Wyoming Behavioral Institute’s specialized care for older adults offers psychiatric treatment to patients in the late-adult life stage experiencing an acute psychiatric disorder. Multi-disciplinary treatment teams include psychiatrists, therapists and nurses. Treatment includes evaluation, differentiation between delirium, dementia, mental health and medication management needs, recreational and skill development groups, individual counseling and discharge planning.

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