Older Adult Behavioral Health Services
Families often struggle to find the resources to help improve the quality of life for older adults facing physical, emotional, and cognitive challenges. Older Adult Behavioral Health Services at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital can help. We know that these challenges in older adults can lead to depression, isolation, anxiety, physical and emotional adjustments, issues with substance abuse, and lack of appropriate nutrition.
The Older Adult Behavioral Health Program offers specialized services to accommodate your specific treatment needs. These services include various types of therapies and groups, such as:
- Crisis Intervention
- Physical and cognitive assessments
- Family therapy
- Coping skills training
- Expressive therapy
- Group activities offering social interaction
- Individual therapy
- Physical, speech, and occupational therapies
- Movement and relaxation training groups
- Spirituality therapeutic group
- Substance abuse therapeutic groups
On occasion, emotional, cognitive, or medical conditions may cause sudden changes in an older adult's behavior without warning. Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital offers crisis consultations to assess these conditions and determine appropriate treatment options. This unique service offers a Psychiatric Registered Nurse who provides personalized attention to assess, refer, and assist with the involuntary process of admission to our specialized Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Units (when appropriate).
Colleen Caron, RNC, MS personally collaborates with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, senior services, community mental health organizations, and case managers to help manage this often overhwelming process for families. This individualized service is provided at no cost to providers.
For more information, or to speak with a counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, please call 1-800-432-5005.