La Paz Geropsychiatric Center
8835 Vans Street
Paramount, California 90723
Program Collateral & Information
Essentials At A Glance
Program Type: Inpatient non-acute
To Make Referrals: WALK-INS WELCOME. Residents are conserved by Los Angeles Public Guardians Office (LAPG) and referred to La Paz by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health (LADMH)–County Wide Resource Management. Privately conserved residents not referred by LADMH are also accepted. La Paz maintains contractual agreements with several other counties from whom it accepts admissions as well.
# of Beds: 148 beds
Who We Serve: Adults ages 50 and older who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
Hours of Operation: Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
About the Program: Opened in 1986, La Paz offers an alternative for people who might otherwise be in state hospitals or acute care facilities. Treatment at La Paz is based on the philosophy that all individuals have the potential to improve their level of functioning and make choices that impact their quality of life. The goal of La Paz is to reduce the symptoms of severe mental illness; provide safe, effective medical and psychiatric treatment to all residents; and allow individuals more choice and involvement in their treatment. As with all Telecare programs, treatment at La Paz is based on the philosophy that regardless of age or degree of impairment, all individuals have the potential to improve their functioning and to make choices about their environments for living, learning, working, and socializing.