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Seniors

Seniors

Caring for Seniors and Older Adults

Our Senior Care programs for adults age 55 and older are designed to serve adults who struggle with mood, thought or substance use disorders, or need help with the transition from one stage of life to another as a part of aging. 

The goal of Senior Care is to provide a continuum of care through inpatient and outpatient senior adult mental health services within an environment that promotes hope, help and healing. The longer patients stay in the continuum of care, the more likely they are to have positive outcomes. By providing services along the entire continuum of care, we pride ourselves on doing everything possible to help our patients heal. 

Inpatient Treatment Programs

Inpatient treatment provides long-term, daily care at a treatment facility. This level of care is crucial for senior adults suffering from severe mental disorders, drug addictions and other issues that require a residential stay. From substance use disorder treatment to age-specific therapy sessions, group therapy and skill-building, we are dedicated to promoting hope and healing in our patients.

Our Inpatient Program for Seniors May Include:

  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Intensive therapeutic environment
  • Meetings with a board-certified psychiatrist and/or neurologist
  • Mental health counseling for seniors
  • Multidisciplinary treatment approaches
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Meetings with a social worker
  • Working with an activity therapist
  • Individual therapy
  • Family participation
  • Discharge and aftercare planning

Outpatient Treatment Programs

From Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) to Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and even Electroconvulsive therapies (ECT), outpatient treatment for seniors gives them freedom to return home before and after some sessions while still receiving the behavioral therapies and treatment designed specifically for them as an older person with unique needs. Our wide array of services offers something for every senior patient, and our assessments will place each one in a place where they will have the most success and the best chance at health and happiness. 

PHP Treatment

A Partial Hospitalization Program is outpatient day treatment that allows patients to live at home in the evening while receiving many of the same evidence-based treatments and therapies as inpatient stay. This is a great step-down for some from inpatient treatment and a great entry point to treatment for others who may not need inpatient treatment but require a structured, daily environment. 

IOP Treatment 

Intensive outpatient treatment meets for just a few hours a day throughout the week and provides a structured, therapeutic environment with a strong support system. An IOP allows the maximum freedom to patients while also assisting them with much-needed treatment and services, including an extensive list of therapies, groups and other tools. 

ECT Services

One of our many treatment options, electroconvulsive therapy is a common, evidence-based treatment method for major depression or severe bipolar disorder. This unique offering stimulates the brain while the patient is under anesthesia, aiding and promoting healing, as part of our outpatient treatment for certain qualified candidates. 

Our Outpatient Program for Seniors May Include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Ongoing medication management
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Referral Process

The BridgeWay accepts referrals from physicians, assisted living facilities, community agencies and facilities, mental health professionals and family members. You may contact one of the numbers below and ask for our Assessment and Referral Department to schedule an assessment. For a referral to Senior Care at The BridgeWay, call 800-245-0011.

Our Staff

One of the most important aspects of Senior Care is our excellent, highly-qualified staff. Patients need to be taken care of by people who truly care for them and understand their unique needs, and our caring, compassionate staff embodies this ideology every day. Taking care of each patient is what they were trained to do, and they take pride in providing the best possible care for every patient day-in and day-out. 

We’re Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer a diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online. We offer confidential assessments at no-cost on-site or through mobile services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 800-245-0011. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.