Mental illness affects older adults just as it does other age groups. With life changes such as decreased physical and mental capabilities, the inability to live independently or the loss of a lifetime companion, problems can be too severe for older adults to manage on their own.
We can help address the needs of older adults over the age of 55 who may be suffering from depression, anxiety or other serious mental health concerns. Our caring environment encourages patient engagement in treatment as part of the therapeutic process.
Some warning signs that could indicate a senior needs help are:
- Anxiety or agitation
- Confusion or disorientation
- Fear or paranoia
- Fluctuations in weight
- Hallucinations or delusions
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Sleep disturbances
- Social withdrawal
- Suicidal thoughts
Although older adults may experience these behaviors – in many cases the cause is psycho-physiologic and may be treatable. Early diagnosis can help improve the chances of a successful treatment.
Our experienced team provides treatment that may include medication management and attention to medical issues. Our goal is to help relieve symptoms and improve the patient’s quality of life. We also help coordinate options for treatment after discharge.
Contact us at 772-403-4000 or 844-507-9654 for more information.