McLaren Macomb to open Shelby Township senior behavioral health facility

McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center will add nearly 30 jobs in Shelby Township.

McLaren Macomb is again expanding its services while also meeting a growing community health need in Macomb County. The hospital will soon complete construction of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center, a multidisciplinary inpatient complex to provide the enhanced level of care to meet senior citizen’s mental health needs.

Located is Shelby Township along Schoenherr Road on the southwest corner of 21 Mile Road, the new facility is slated to open and see its first patient in September.

“It has been very encouraging to see an emphasis placed on behavioral health over the past several years, and the de-stigmatization of those patients in need of care,” said Tom Brisse, McLaren Macomb president and CEO. “Launching a new service is always exciting, especially one that will meet a growing community need and have such a positive impact on so many families. We are confident this new facility will do just that.”

Construction of the McLaren Macomb Senior Behavioral Health Center began in the fall of 2020 and represents an $8 million investment by the hospital to the community and its senior citizens.

The new 23-bed inpatient facility is designed to meet the needs of adults 55 and older who are in need of treatment for increased anxiety, prolonged emotional issues after a major life event, behavioral disturbances, depression with suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and delusional thoughts, among other behavioral health needs.

A board-certified psychiatrist will oversee the care provided at the facility, which will also include a full complement of registered nurses providing around-the-clock care and an experienced manager to supervise all patient care services. The services of social workers and occupational and recreational therapists will also be available.

Through this facility, McLaren Macomb will add nearly 30 jobs to Shelby Township.

With Macomb County’s aging population, the demand for senior behavioral health services exceeds the current availability, and the need will continue to grow.

“Macomb County’s population is growing, and more of our Baby Boomers are reaching their later years,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “There’s a need in our community for that senior-specific care. People are living longer, and they deserve to have a good quality of life for those years, so we’re thrilled that McLaren Macomb has expanded to meet that need.”

Macomb County is home to nearly 874,000 people, and 39 percent are over the age of 50. Considering this aging population, 20 percent of people age 55 and older require a level of behavioral health treatment, yet only 3 percent seek treatment.

The new facility represents the latest in a succession of expanded and new services offered by McLaren Macomb. The hospital opened an inpatient rehabilitation unit in early 2021, and earlier that winter, debuted a new, larger Medical Outreach Clinic. And most noticeably, last summer the hospital opened the Wayne and Joan Webber Emergency and Trauma Center, the largest emergency department in Macomb County.

Learn more about senior behavioral health and track the facility’s progress as it nears opening at

About McLaren Macomb

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 15 hospitals in Michigan and Ohio, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 588,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 90,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at