Seton Outpatient Programs for Senior Adults address emotional problems that decrease the patient’s ability to cope with the natural aging process. These difficulties can contribute to depression and other health issues relating to physical decline, loss of independence, and safety concerns.
Senior adults often face age-related challenges that may contribute to mental health issues, including loss of loved ones, physical limitations and illness, social isolation, difficulty adjusting to retirement, and other life changes. These challenges may lead to emotional problems that can decrease the ability to cope with daily tasks.
The programs are designed for senior adults who are experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. We help our patients to improve their overall quality of life by using an educational approach to manage symptoms and prevent relapse.
Senior adults who could benefit from these programs may exhibit the following symptoms: prolonged anxiety, anger and/or irritability, low self-esteem, isolation, depression or excessive crying, suicidal thoughts, changes in eating patterns and unresolved grief issues.
- Focus on building interpersonal relationships
- Learn to cope and develop positive life strategies
- Develop grief and loss resolution strategies
- Attend disease and medication education as needed
- Focus on overall health and wellness
- Develop healthy communication skills
- Practice stress management
- Participate in assertiveness training
- Participate in discharge planning
The Heritage Program offers psychiatric intervention that can improve the quality of life for the elder adult and their families. Treatment modalities are designed to meet the unique needs of older adults in a daytime treatment program. Treatment is supervised by a psychiatrist and provided by a fully licensed staff including registered nurses, social workers, licensed professional counselors, certified therapists and mental health technicians.
Get a free assessment with no obligation by calling 830-875-7046. The program psychiatrist will determine the diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment prior to admission to the program. The psychiatrist specializes in treatment of the elderly with consideration to health problems and medications specific to this age group. The psychiatrist and the registered nurse work with the primary care physician to ensure health safety.
- Complimentary transportation to and from the program care site can be arranged. Vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
- Physicians, health care professionals, human service agencies, clergy and/or concerned family members or friends can make referrals. A physician’s referral is not necessary.
- Medicare must be the primary insurance provider in order to participate in the program. The Seton Edgar B. Davis Business Office will file paperwork with insurance for processing.
Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital
130 Hays Street
Luling, TX 78648