As people age, their health needs can become more complicated and they may be faced with difficult challenges. Among these can be medical problems and loss of independence, mobility, loved ones and income. These dilemmas can rob seniors of their overall emotional well-being.
The Outpatient Behavioral Health programs at Levindale are specifically designed for older adults — usually age 60 and above — who are experiencing psychological difficulties but do not need inpatient care. The Psychiatric Day Treatment Program and the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic work with participants whose symptoms can include:
- Change in personality
- Depressed and/or anxious mood
- Increased irritability
- Frequent or uncontrollable crying
- Sleep disturbances
- Changes in appetite
- Excessive feelings of guilt, helplessness and/or hopelessness
- Loss of interest in personal hygiene
- Functional decline
- Unexplained physical symptoms
- Change in mental status, memory loss and/or confusion
- Paranoia and/or hallucinations
These programs are offered in a safe, structured, stimulating, nurturing environment that teaches participants to again become a vital part of the community.
For more information about the outpatient behavioral health programs offered at Levindale, please call 410-601-2358.