The Autumn Life Geriatric Behavioral Health Center team of healing professionals is dedicated to improving the quality of life for senior adults, their families, and caregivers.
As a part of the aging process, many people face an increasing number of losses in their lives - the loss of physical abilities, loved ones, independence, and often, their homes. Many symptoms can appear as a result of these losses and may be misinterpreted as normal patterns of aging or some form of dementia.
Signs that may indicate the need for treatment include:
At the Autumn Life Geriatric Behavioral Health Center, the focus is on helping aging patients increase their ability to function independently. Each patient receives a thorough physical and mental evaluation and a treatment plan is designed to meet each patient's individual needs. The treatment plan is developed by an interdisciplinary treatment team consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers and therapists and addresses patients' needs through comprehensive care, structured daily activities, individual and group therapy.
We understand how difficult it can be for a family member or caregiver to watch a loved one struggle through physical and emotional difficulties. Family members are included in the treatment planning process and staff members are available to answer any questions that may arise during the patient's stay. Staff members also provide assistance to family members in identifying and accessing resources in the community that can help provide needed services.
Admission referrals to the Autumn Life Geriatric Behavioral Health Center do not require a physician order, and family members, friends, caregivers, or any healthcare professional can request an initial assessment and consultation. A licensed mental health professional is available to provide a free, confidential assessment at a time and place convenient for the family.