Mature Adult Inpatient Program
Anxiety, depression, grief and loneliness often lead to a quick deterioration of functioning in mature adults. Suncoast Behavioral Health Center’s mature 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 patients can return to daily life with new knowledge and skills.
- 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
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!