Providing senior mental health and substance abuse services requires an understanding of the unique challenges and treatment options available for those in their golden years. Many loved ones and caregivers believe mental health issues are just part of growing old. While aging does involve medical conditions that may affect emotional state, emotional well-being is always important.
The mental health services provided in our Senior Inpatient Program are designed to make older patients’ golden years as comfortable as possible. The program focuses on each patient’s specific needs and improved functioning through daily visits to a board certified psychiatrist and group and recreational therapy sessions.
Senior PHP provides intensive group therapy sessions to seniors suffering from depression, psychosis or delusions, anxiety and other mental health disorder. The program can be used as a step-down or alternative to more intensive forms of treatment.
Senior PHP is held Monday through Friday for five hours a day and is intended to last two to four weeks.
Senior IOP at Mayhill Hospital is a short-term outpatient program for seniors who have behavioral or emotional complications. The program can serve as a step-down or alternative to inpatient care or partial hospitalization.
Senior IOP is held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and is intended to last six to eight weeks.
Seniors who suffer from depression have a severe risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Roughly six million Americans over the age of 65 develop depression, but only about one in ten receives treatment because depression is often not recognized or wrongly considered a normal part of aging.
Mayhill Hospital offers a special inpatient program ran by the hospital’s medical director Asad Islam, MD, who is board-certified in geriatric medicine and uniquely qualified to treat the specific needs of this patient population. Call for full details.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 940-239-3000 to schedule a no cost assessment for yourself or your loved one.