Senior adults and their caregivers have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns, and multiple losses are just a few that require special attention and are contributory to depression and other mental health issues.
The Heritage Program for Senior Adults is an outpatient program that provides individualized treatment for older adults who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.
This program provides an intensive outpatient treatment, offered Monday through Friday, in the least restrictive environment and patients are able to return home each afternoon.
To provide quality care that stresses the importance of Dignity, Respect, Confidentiality, and helping the individual achieve an optimum level of functioning.
WHO COULD BENEFIT?
* The person whose quality of life has been diminished by physical or emotional stressors.
* The person who has not progressed or benefited sufficiently in less intensive treatment settings.
* The person whose mental health is declining and might require inpatient care unless treatment is provided.
Treatment is designed to meet the unique needs of older adults by educating patients, families and caregivers
regarding mental health issues affecting daily living.
Treatment is supervised by a Psychiatrist and provided by a licensed clinical team.
Contact our team at 785.458.7272, we are located in the lower level of Wamego City Hospital.
Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the process by assisting with the identification of problems and solutions.
• Restore optimum mental & physical health
• Alleviate symptoms that interfere with the individuals ability to function
• Support the integrity of the family
• Maximize independence
• Group - family - individual therapy
• Coping - positive living skills
• Grief and loss resolution
• Education as indicated
• Medication management
• Health & wellness training
• Communication skills
• Conflict resolution skills
• Stress management
• Assertiveness training
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL DISTRESS IN SENIOR ADULTS
* Anxiety * Depression
* Anger * Disorientation and/or Failing Memory
* Low Self-Esteem * Agitation, Combative Behavior
* Confused Thoughts * Irritability and Social Isolation
* Crying * Paranoia, Hallucinations, Delusions
* Suicidal Thoughts * Change in eating/sleeping patterns
* Unresolved Grief
• Mental health disorder's affect at least 20% of individuals aged 55 and older
• The risk for depression in senior adults is 4X greater than for the general population
• Depression and other disorders are often undiagnosed and untreated in older adults
due in part to the presence of other complicating medical complaints.
Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted.