Older adults

List of pages

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are as important in older age as at any other time of life. As well as the typical life stressors common to all people, many older adults have additional potential stresses more frequently encountered as we age. This can leave them vulnerable to mental health problems.

These can include increased risk of physical health related conditions such as heart disease, or problems such as

  • limited mobility
  • chronic pain
  • frailty. 

In addition, older people are more likely to experience events such as

  • bereavement
  • changes in socioeconomic status with retirement
  • a disability.

Without proper recognition, assessment and intervention these factors, amongst others, can result in

  • isolation
  • loss of independence
  • loneliness
  • psychological distress in older people. 

LPFT dementia and specialist older adult mental health services' primary aim is to address and support these needs. This is done by putting the people who use our services at the very centre of decision making. Also, working with them and their communities to shape and deliver care that achieves the best possible outcomes and experience.

Services for older adults

We provide a range of community and inpatient services and contribute to all key care pathways for older adults with dementia or mental health related needs.

Community Memory Assessment and Management Services (MAMS)

For people of any age experiencing needs associated with suspected or diagnosed dementia and associated complex needs.

Older Adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs)

For adults aged 65 years and over presenting with complex mental health problems (e.g. severe depression, anxiety etc.) with specialist needs.

Inpatient Services

Separate specialist wards for people of any age with dementia with complex needs. Also for adults aged 65 years and over with complex mental health needs.

Home Treatment Team (HTT)

Provide intense short term support and intervention to prevent unnecessary admission of older adults to hospital and support more timely discharge.

Our service priorities

Our service priorities are:

  • Providing quality care in terms of safety, effectiveness and patient experience
  • Specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Promoting optimal recovery and quality of life and wellbeing
  • A focus on individual engagement to promote choice and control in relation to their needs
  • High quality information to inform and support care
  • Connecting care through close working with other care providers to ensure joined up care experiences for people using our services.


Direct referrals are made through local GPs via the Trust's Single Point of Access (Telephone 0303 123 4000) and via county wide Neighbourhood Teams. 

Internal referrals can also be made professional to professional via service staff within:

  • older adult community services
  • adult community services
  • mental health intermediate care
  • mental health liaison services.

Contact details

Hours of operation:

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

(Our staff work flexibly within the community to meet individual needs for support outside of these times)

Inpatient care teams

Witham Court
Fen Lane
North Hykeham
Lincoln                                                LN6 8UZ

Manthorpe Centre
Grantham Hospital
101 Manthorpe Road
Grantham                                          NG31 8DG

Telephone 0303 123 4000

Community mental health teams

Witham Court
Fen Lane
North Hykeham
Lincoln                                              LN6 8UZ

Department of Psychiatry
Pilgrim Hospital
Sibsey Road
Boston                                              PE21 9QS

Holly Lodge
9 The Meadows
Lincoln Lane
Skegness                                          PE25 2JA

Johnson Community Hospital 
Spalding Road 
Spalding                                          PE11 2DE

Manthorpe Centre
Grantham Hospital
101 Manthorpe Road
Grantham                                      NG31 8DG

Windsor House
Fairfield Industrial Estate
Louth                                              LN11 0LF

Telephone 0303 123 4000

Telephone 0303 123 4000

Useful websites