The Senior Adult Program provides individual, family and group therapy, with group therapy being the main component of the program. Treatment is supervised by a psychiatrist who sees patients on a regular basis, while daily therapy is provided by clinicians, including master's-level social workers and other mental health providers. We work with your primary care physician and other treatment providers to offer you the best care and support possible.
Group discussion topics may include:
- Coping skills
- Communication skills
- Conflict resolution
- Grief and loss resolution
- Stress management
- Mind-body connection
- Assertiveness training
- Relapse prevention
The program includes planned appointments and allows patients to return home in the early afternoon. Patients are provided lunch at the conclusion of their therapy sessions.
Most patients attend the program two to three days a week, depending on the severity of their symptoms and their need for support. As patients progress in the program, the number of days they attend is decreased, facilitating participation in outside activities that will help them stay active. Treatment is individualized, but most patients participate in the program for 12 to 16 weeks.
Upon completion of their treatment program, patients are encouraged to attend our monthly aftercare meeting. These monthly get-togethers provide past patients the opportunity to gather, see old friends and update one another on their lives.
Transportation to and from the program is available. The program van is equipped with a wheelchair lift and can service the area within a 35-mile radius of Manhattan.