The Senior Connections program is an outpatient program that provides individualized treatment for older adults (55 years and older) who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health disorders.
Senior Adults and their caregivers have unique problems and needs. Physical decline, loss of independence, safety concerns, and multiple losses are just a few that require special attention.
This program provides intensive outpatient treatment Monday through Friday in the least restrictive environment possible. Patients are able to return to their homes each evening.
Who Could Benefit...
The person whose quality of life has been diminished by physical and emotional stressors.
The person who has not progressed or benefitted sufficiently in less intensive treatment settings.
The person whose mental health is declining and might require inpatient care unless treatment is provided.
Treatment is supervised by a Psychiatrist and provided by a team that includes Masters Level clinicians and mental health providers.
Treatments are designed to meet the unique needs of older adults and the mental health issues that affect their daily living.
Caregivers, families and primary care physicians are encouraged to participate in the process by assisting with the identification of problems and solutions.
- To restore optimum mental and physical health.
- To alleviate symptoms that interfere with the individuals’ ability to function.
- To support the integrity of the family.
- To maximize independence.
Psychotherapy to include (but not limited to):
- Coping ~ Positive Living Skills
- Grief and Loss Resolution
- Medication Management
- Communication Skills
- Conflict Resolution Skills
- Stress Management Skills
To Provide Quality Care that stresses the importance of Dignity, Respect, Confidentiality, and helping the individual achieve an optimal level of functioning.
Signs and Symptoms of Mental Distress...
- Low Self-Esteem
- Agitation/Combative Behavior
- Confused Thoughts
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Change in Eating/Sleep Patterns
- Disorientation/Failing Memory
- Social Isolation
- Paranoia, Hallucinations, Delusions
- Unresolved Grief Issues
Medicare and most private insurance plans are accepted.
Any concerned individual may refer themselves or someone else to the program.
An initial clinical assessment is provided at no cost to determine the need for physician evaluation.
Although anyone can refer, a licensed physician can only make an order for admission.
P.O. Box 887
901 West Greenwood Street
Abbeville, SC 29620
- Mental Health Disorders affect at least 20% of individuals aged 55 and older.
- Depression and other disorders are often undiagnosed and untreated in older patients, due in part to the presence of other complicating medical complaints.
- The risk for depression in senior adults is 4x