Senior Care Unit

Call for a free consultation and assessment: 601-698-0158

Our assessment and referral team is available 24/7
Transportation is available

  • Short-Term Psychiatric Care
  • 10-Bed Facility
  • Quiet, Small-Town Community
  • In case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

    Our Approach

    Covington County Hospital’s Senior Care Unit is dedicated to providing exceptional mental health services to patients aged 55 and above, to improve their quality of life and that of their families. The unit offers short-term inpatient psychiatric care in a peaceful, small-town setting. The hospital employs a team-based approach, which involves educating family members and caregivers to detect and manage crises before they escalate. The unit has 10 beds, and it offers immediate psychiatric care and a road to stabilization and recovery for those undergoing a mental health crisis. The average length of stay is 14 days, but this may vary depending on the patient’s condition and insurance approval. Services offered include individual and group therapies, with emphasis on psychiatric care, activities, and education on medication, skills, and social adjustment. Furthermore, a psychiatrist and pharmacist manage medication for patients.


    Admission to the Senior Care Unit is through referrals, and the referred individuals must meet our admission criteria. Patients can be referred by concerned family members and professional community members such as physicians, courts, counseling/community agencies, psychologists, etc. Our facility also provides transportation if it is needed.

    Our Staff

    Kenneth Daughtrey, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. Dr. Daughtrey’s experience includes 28 years as a psychiatrist with the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. After retirement, he worked with CCH’s Behavioral Health Unit for two years. Most recently, he served patients at the Sojourner’s Unit at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital and spent the last four years in that hospital’s Intensive Outpatient Program. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1986, Dr. Daughtrey’s areas of professional interest include the treatment of adults with mental illness, dementia, and changes in mental status.

    What to Bring

    The patient should bring toiletries, clothing, and all home medications. No belts or jewelry are allowed, and shoes cannot include shoelaces.


    The Senior Care Unit is a locked facility. Visitation will be by appointment during unit visitation hours.

    External Link

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Lifeline (

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