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Older adults and their caregivers have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns, and multiple losses can contribute to depression and other mental health issues for the elderly that decrease their ability to cope with the natural aging process.

Our outpatient behavioral health program provides individualized treatment to older adults to help them cope with these issues.

The program offers group and family therapy, identification of personal strengths, and practical training for daily needs to improve the quality of life for elder adults and their families in Hunt County, Sulphur Springs and Cooper.

Patients receive intensive treatment Monday through Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. They are treated in the least restrictive environment possible, returning home each afternoon.

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 in the setting of a comfortable gathering of friends who look forward to their time together.


Signs and symptoms of mental distress in the elderly:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Agitation and/or combative behavior
  • Confused thoughts
  • Crying
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Change in eating patterns
  • Depression
  • Disorientation and/or failing memory
  • Irritability, anger
  • Isolation
  • Paranoia, hallucinations, delusions
  • Unresolved grief issues
  • Sleep disturbances

Our program is designed for:

  • The person with symptoms and/or behaviors that interfere with social, vocational, or educational functioning.
  • The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently with less intensive outpatient treatment.
  • The person whose mental health is declining and might require inpatient care unless this treatment is provided.

Treatment includes:

  • Group/family/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

Admission

Physicians, health care professionals, human service agencies, clergy and/or concerned family members or friends can make referrals to the program. A no-cost clinical evaluation determines the need for treatment.

A psychiatrist will work in collaboration with the primary care physician to determine the diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment prior to admission to the program.

Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the treatment process by assisting with identification of problems and solutions.
 

Transportation

Transportation needs are assessed for each patient.
 

Payment

Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted after co-payments and deductibles are met.

Location

Hunt Regional Outpatient Behavioral Health
2904 Sterling Hart Drive
Commerce Texas 75428
903-886-2238