Senior Life Solutions
Finding new hope for older adults.
We all want the best for our aging family members. But as we grow older, diminishing physical and mental abilities, as well as the loss of loved ones, can often lead to sadness and withdrawal. And when these changes become persistent or unusual behaviors appear, it may signal an emotional or mental health disorder.
At Big Bend, we offer a unique outpatient program that’s specially designed for adults 65+. The Senior Solutions program is for those experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety often related to aging, including:
Here at Big Bend, a professional staff member can help you understand what’s happening to your loved one and determine the best course of care.
Anyone 65+ who meets the criteria can participate in the Senior Solutions program. To qualify, individuals must undergo a preliminary screening to assess their level of need. Seniors can be self-referred or referred by a family member, physician or other healthcare professional.
Caring for your loved one
Based on the results of the preliminary screening, a team will work with the patient (and family) to develop a personalized treatment plan. During the course of treatment, your loved one will be cared for by a variety of behavioral health specialists, including a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapist and other professionals to ensure they receive the best care possible. Through it all, they’ll be treated with kindness, encouragement and respect.
Treatment plan options
Depending on your loved one’s specific needs, the treatment plan may include:
- Health assessments
- Individualized treatment goals
- Private consultations with a psychiatrist
- Individual and group therapy/activities
- Patient and family education
Taking the next step
If you know a senior who needs assistance, don’t wait. Call 432-837-0455 to learn more about our Senior Solutions outpatient program or to schedule a preliminary screening. At Big Bend, we’re here to help you help the ones you love.
TeleHealth: Care from the safety of your home
For added convenience, Big Bend Regional Medical Center now offers TeleHealth counseling visits. Outpatients can speak to a mental health professional – and in some cases even receive medication – without ever leaving home. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone. No referral is necessary. Just call 432-837-0455 to set up an appointment and initial assessment.
NOTE: If you or a loved one is actively suicidal, call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency, and you must seek care as soon as possible. Other emergencies that may warrant a trip to the ER include psychosis, violent behavior or homicidal behavior. If you’r not sure what to do, call 911.
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