Senior Adult Inpatient Program
Anxiety, depression, grief and loneliness often lead to a quick deterioration of functioning in mature adults. Suncoast Behavioral Health Center’s senior adult inpatient program is designed to meet the needs of mature adults who struggle with mental health or co-occurring substance abuse issues.
The mature adult inpatient program takes place in an age-specific setting and gives patients individualized treatment goals based on needs, environmental factors and life circumstances. Our goal is to promote cognitive, social, physical and emotional development so senior adult mental health patients can return to daily life with new knowledge and skills.
We understand what you or your loved one is going through, and we’re here to help.
- Psychiatric evaluation
- History and physical examination
- Medication management and education
- Healthy lifestyle skills
- Grief and loss counseling
- Suicide prevention
- Memory and reminiscence groups
- Music therapy
- Activities therapy
- Substance abuse components
- Discharge planning with linkage to community supports
Older Adult Mental Health
Mental health disorders in older adults are more common than you think. Mental health issues in older adults impact nearly 15% of the population over 60, so it’s important to watch for warning signs and not just write potential red flags off as normal aging processes.
Unfortunately, Older adult mental health disorders are only expected to get worse, as the CDC reports that the global population for this age group is expected to almost double before 2050. This is an issue that is not going to go away any time soon, and it is extremely important to get you or your loved one the help they need to help break the stigma on mental illness and lead to happier, healthier lives for patients.
Don’t wait. Reach out for help today. We’re here to get you or your loved one the help you need.
The Importance of the Caregiver’s Self Care
For those dealing with loved ones that are developing and/or suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias, often overlooked is the incredible stress and burden that is placed on the caregiver’s physical and mental health.
Randolph Hemsath MD
I have dealt with elderly patients experiencing memory and other mental decline for more than 30 years. My job is important, but not near as important as the work, time and effort that family and other caregivers put in day after day. If those hard working spouses, children, health care workers, and others don’t learn that their own physical health and caregiver burden is JUST as important as the health and well being of the person receiving care, then the whole process may break down.
Taking care of those suffering from dementia is an extremely difficult and time consuming job that will wear out most everybody. Asking for and receiving help, taking time for yourself, and making sure your needs are also focused on, is vital to maintaining a successful role. If the caregiver takes care of their mental and physical health first, they will be in a much better position to provide care for the person needing their help.
Don’t forget to ask for help and pat yourself on the back when needed. The job you do is amazing and invaluable. I thank you. Be well!