Outpatient Care for Seniors
The Senior Care Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), for adults age 55 and up, provides a transition from inpatient treatment, but can also be a programming alternative for patients that require more than a basic outpatient level of care. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help seniors cope with emotional issues like anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, adjustment issues, grief, abuse/trauma, relationship conflict, poor impulse control, eating disorders, psychosis, gender-specific issues, and substance abuse/dependence.
The interdisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, therapists, and nurses work together to stabilize symptoms and establish a foundation of skills essential to the long-term success of each patient.
Individualized treatment plans can include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Physical examination
- Group and individual therapy
- Family therapy and education
- Health and nutrition education
- Activity and recreational therapy
- Art therapy
- Medication management
- Individualized discharge and aftercare planning
Groups are conducted from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (subject to change for holidays and weather events). Lunch and snacks are provided daily. Patients will begin the program at three days a week and will step down to two, and then one day of treatment per week as they progress. Because each patient has their own treatment needs, the length of time in treatment will vary. For more information on this program and other outpatient treatments and services, please visit the Outpatient Physician’s Clinic page.