Girard Medical Center's Senior Behavioral Health offers assistance to people (age 55 years and older) who are struggling to cope with emotional or behavioral issues often related to aging. Our retirement years should be a time to enjoy family, hobbies, travel etc., however, stressors like declining health, loss of loved ones and transitioning through changing roles can quickly accumulate and become overwhelming.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the symptoms below, participation in our Structured Outpatient Program might be helpful in returning to enjoying life:
- Lack of Energy or Motivation
- Avoiding Family and Friends
- Constant Worrying
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Poor Appetite
- Confused Thinking
- Feelings of Sadness or Loneliness
- Loss of Interest in Daily Activities
- Low Self-Esteem
- Change in Temperament
- Debilitating grief reaction
For those individuals experiencing more acute symptoms, like those listed below, our Senior Behavioral Health Inpatient Care may more adequately meet their needs:
- Thoughts of harming self or others
- Destructive/Aggressive Behavior
- Negative side effects of medication
With our care at Girard Medical Center, we believe in the team approach. We work with the patient and his/her family or caregiver(s) under the guidance of our multi-disciplinary team. Nurses, social workers, mental health and rehabilitation staff, along with the psychiatrist and other physicians help to provide you with individualized care that stresses dignity and respect. Our goal is to help you live life to its fullest. The short-stay allows for around-the-clock oversight and treatment of behavioral disturbances affecting an individual's functioning.
A referral may come from yourself, a family member, or a health professional. Senior Behavioral Health can provide a clinical evaluation – at no cost – to determine the need for treatment. Admission to the program will be offered only to those persons a physician has determined require inpatient care and who will be able to actively participate in treatment.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Program Director, Beth Simpson
Community Outreach Coordinator, Mike Willis
Phone: 620.724.7288 Outpatient • 620.724.7399 Inpatient