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Outpatient Behavioral Health Treatment

Mental Health Care for Older Adults

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couple seeking assistanceAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. Oftentimes, these mental health issues are brought on by common circumstances such as physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns and the loss of loved ones. While these problems can make it difficult for older adults to cope with the natural aging process, we want you to know that recovery is possible.

Our Outpatient Treatment Approach

Our outpatient program provides individualized mental health treatment for older adults. The program is designed to help individuals cope with their mental health issues and improve their morale in an encouraging and welcoming environment. Patients receive treatment Monday – Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until they return to their home in the afternoon.

Outpatient treatment is supervised by a psychiatrist and provided by a fully licensed staff of social workers, licensed professional counselors, certified therapists and medical health technicians. This cohesive approach is what helps us ensure patients are receiving the best treatment possible throughout the entire process – from diagnosis to implementation. As patients continue to reach their goals and make progress, our experienced team works together to make adjustments where necessary.

Our outpatient behavioral health program is designed for older adults who are:

  • Displaying symptoms and/or behaviors that interfere with social, vocational or educational functioning.
  • Showing little to no progression or significant benefits with less intensive outpatient treatment.
  • Experiencing a decline in mental health that may require inpatient care unless outpatient treatment is provided.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for elderly adults and their families through intensive and specialized mental health treatment, which may include:

  • Group, family and individual therapy
  • Coping, positive living skills
  • Grief and loss resolution
  • Education
    • Medication management
    • Health and wellness training
    • Daily living skills
    • Nutritional information
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting

We also understand the impact a mental health problem can have on an individual’s family and friends. The emotional distress can be overwhelming, which is why we encourage families to be involved in the treatment process from beginning to end. Concerned family members are encouraged to contact Hunt Regional’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services at 903-886-2238.