Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.
Decatur County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of senior adults struggling with 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
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.
“Senior Life Solutions is known to strive for excellent patient care, improving the lives of seniors in the communities they enter,” said DCH CEO Greg Boattenhamer. “DCH is excited to bring this program to the residents of Decatur County and the surrounding region. This program will help fulfill the hospital’s new vision statement to care for people in holistic ways to improve overall community health.”
Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.
For more information, call the Decatur County Hospital Senior Life Solutions program at 641-446-2320.
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS
Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates inpatient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country. Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital. He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities. PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program and Green Oak Behavioral Health inpatient facilities, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States.
ABOUT DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL
Decatur County Hospital (DCH) is an 11 bed Critical Access Hospital located in south central Iowa with 24-hour emergency services and a full range of professional services. Decatur County Hospital has proudly served Decatur County and surrounding areas since 1932. The current hospital is a newly built, state of the art, Critical Access Hospital located on the site of the original hospital