Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions, including the loss of loved ones and stress from age-related health concerns.
Mitchell County Regional Health Center’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals, typically 65 and older, experiencing depression or anxiety related to life changes often associated with aging.
Feeling down every once in a while is a normal part of life, but if these feelings last a few weeks or months, you may be dealing with something more serious.
Senior Life Solutions services are designed to provide assistance to individuals experiencing one or more of the following:
- Coping with loss
- Decreased energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low self-confidence
- Life transitions
Services offered by Senior Life Solutions include a confidential, comprehensive assessment, group, and individual therapy, medication education and management, and after-care planning, where we continue to engage and support our participants. Even though this is a group setting, each person is addressed individually based on their unique needs.
The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapist, registered nurse and other professionals dedicated to the mental health care of the older adults in our community.
Anyone can make a referral to the program. This includes self, family members, physicians, or other healthcare professionals.
For more information about MCRHC’s Senior Life Solutions Program, call 641-732-6190. The program is located at Mitchell County Regional Health Center’s Osage site.