As people age, their health needs can become more complicated, and they may be faced with difficult challenges. Among them can be medical problems and loss of independence, mobility, loved ones and income. These dilemmas can rob seniors of their overall emotional-well being.
The Outpatient Behavioral Health programs, associated with the Specialty Hospital at Levindale, are specifically designed for older adults -usually 60 and above- who are experiencing psychological difficulties and who do not need inpatient care. The Psychiatric Day Treatment
Program and the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
work with participants whose symptoms can include:
• Change in personality
• Depressed and/or anxious mood
• Increased irritability
• Frequent or uncontrollable crying
• Sleep disturbances
• Changes in appetite
• Excessive feelings of guilt, helplessness and/or hopelessness
• Loss of interest in personal hygiene
• Functional decline
• Unexplained physical symptoms
• Change in mental status/ memory loss and/or confusion
• Paranoia and/or hallucinations
These programs are offered in a structured safe, stimulating, nurturing environment that teaches participants to again become a vital part of the community.
For more information on the outpatient behavioral health programs offered at Levindale call 410-601-2358.