The Leesburg and Villages Regional hospitals held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the new Senior Behavioral Health Center, which is designed to help people 65 and older with major mental health problems, like severe depression and bipolar disorder. The program will take in so-called Baker Act patients, people who must be hospitalized briefly because they are a danger to themselves or others. The hospital has spent $3 million to renovate an acute medical rehabilitation center on the North Campus on North Boulevard. That facility has moved to The Villages. At one time the second-floor facility housed Ohme Rehab. Officials say the 21-bed facility will be locked down and is loaded with safety features. Some rooms are private, others semi-private.
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