Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s (FCMH) new program Senior Life Solutions held an open house recently at its location in Medical Arts Building 1, Suite 104, 1450 Columbus Ave. in Washington C.H.
FCMH’s Senior Life Solutions program is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety often related to aging. Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers:
– Recently experienced a traumatic event
– Lost a spouse or close family member
– Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
– Changes in appetite
– Difficulty sleeping
– Loss of energy
– Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
– Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
“We appreciate the opportunity to bring this service to Fayette County Memorial Hospital. We feel the services offered are uniquely designed to improve quality of life for our aging population in Fayette County; and this fits perfectly with our mission to improve the health and wellness of the community,” said FCMH CEO Mike Diener.
For more information, call the FCMH Senior Life Solutions program at 740-333-2226.