LaSalle Behavioral Health Unit (LBHU)

Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit (LBHU)

What is the Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit (LBHU)?

The LBHU is an inpatient hospital program designed to help older adults in our community who are experiencing mental, emotional or behavioral challenges. Treatment includes group therapy, medication management, activities, family education and support to help patients improve their social, physical and emotional functioning.

These mental health issues may be related to aging, chronic health problems, loss of loved ones or other stressful life events, or they may be conditions that have gone unaddressed for decades. Whatever the origin of a person’s mental health issues, our programs are tailored to help improve day-to-day functioning and enjoy a higher quality of life and improved health.

Why Choose Us?

Our Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit was designed by experts in the geriatric field focusing on the medical, social and psychiatric complexities of the aging process. Our trained team of health care professionals include a Licensed Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner and Medical Doctors and are available 24/7 for patients in the program.
See all Doctors at Lasalle General Hospital

Also, as a hospital-based unit, we can accept patients who have psychiatric diagnosis along with chronic medical conditions.

Quite simply, we are guided by three words – Compassion. Integrity. Quality.

LGH Behavioral Care Services

  • Inpatient, hospital-based program
  • Professionals available for evaluation and/or on-site assessment of patient
  • Step-by-step consultation through admissions process

24 hours a day , 7 days a week


What are the goals of treatment?

We understand seeking help is not an easy decision. Our trained professionals are dedicated to maintaining every patient’s self-respect and dignity throughout all phases of treatment.

During an average stay of 14 days, our goal is to meet each individual’s special needs while also providing essential resources and support for the families that love them. Together, we’re able to create an environment that maximizes the independence, maintains the dignity and enhances the quality of life for every patient in our community.

At LaSalle, we believe that a patient’s recovery is enhanced when his or her loved ones take part in the process. We place great value upon family involvement in the treatment process by urging family members to participate as much as possible in our program. If you feel your loved one might benefit from the special services we offer, we invite you to contact us today.

How do I know if I or a loved one may need treatment?

Signs and symptoms that may indicate a need for treatment:

  • Depressed mood, extreme sadness/irritability
  • Feeling useless, helpless, hopeless
  • Personality changes over time
  • Unexplained physical ailments
  • Changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Extreme fluctuation in weight
  • Changes in energy level
  • Loss of interest in appearance
  • Difficulty remembering ordinary things
  • Confused thinking, difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive fears, anxieties, suspiciousness
  • Feeling rejected by others
  • Withdrawal from family, friends and others
  • Hearing voices or imagining things
  • Needing more medication than should be necessary for a physical condition
  • Refusal to take medication
  • Suicidal thoughts

Growing inability to cope with daily living

Contact Us

If you feel your loved one might benefit from the special services we offer, we invite you to contact us today.

LaSalle Behavioral Health Unit
Phone:  318-992-9140
Referral line:  318-992-9142
Fax:  318-992-9107

Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit
Lasalle Behavioral Health Unit
Christina Pennington, RN

LBHU Program Director
Phone (318) 992-9200 Ext. 2185
Fax (318) 992-9107