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Senior Life Solutions

Depression and anxiety aren't healthy at any age. The issues affecting seniors are uniquely challenging. Declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues. But problems like these are not normal at any age. It can be hard to recognize an older adult in need. It may also be difficult to get them to accept assistance. People who have been healthy and independent for such a long time can often resist help with the emotional and physical changes they know are taking place.

Let Us Help You Feel Better


Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient counseling program which addresses the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 65. Through a combination of therapies, education and wellness programs, Senior Life Solutions assists older adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, have recently experienced a traumatic event and a host of many other symptoms.

With this program, patients can discover how to handle life's challenges and find joy once again. The program works to improve the emotional stability and increase general functioning, as well as help patients identify, develop and increase the use of effective coping skills by emphasizing the existing strengths of the individual and/or family system.

Who Benefits From This Program?


Problems that may indicate a need for referral to Senior Life Solutions include:

Anger
Anxiety, Nervousness
Depressed Mood
Difficulty Coping with Health/Physical Changes
Difficulty Concentrating
Feelings of Hopelessness or Helplessness
Isolation or Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Personality Changes
Sleep or Appetite Changes
Unresolved Grief

Trained Professionals


Senior Life Solutions staff work with patients to determine the most appropriate treatment for each person and their family. This initial admission assessment is free and confidential.

The multi-disciplinary treatment team at Senior Life Solutions is designed to help people overcome these trying circumstances and improve their quality of life. Along with the patient, family members, and the family doctor, the team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed therapist, a licensed practical nurse, and other trained professionals to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Services offered include: psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication education, psychiatric medication management and discharge planning. Treatment usually starts with three treatment days each week for about three hours each day, decreasing in time as the participant progresses.

Patients may qualify for free transportation to the Senior Life Solutions program, and a light lunch is provided.

Referrals


Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient's physician, family member, or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 48 Hospital Drive, Suite 2A, Columbus, NC. To make a referral, please call (828) 894-9890.

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