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St. Luke's Senior Life Solutions

Rediscover your love of life and find hope for a brighter tomorrow

While the path of light will be challenging work, the view from the summit is amazing. Your life does matter. You can make a difference in this world, and your family and friends will be much better off because you chose to seek help.



50 Hospital Drive, Suite B • Columbus, NC 28722
Office: 828-894-9890 • Fax: 828-894-9895


Depression and anxiety aren't healthy at any age. The issues affecting seniors are uniquely challenging. Declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues. But problems like these are not normal at any age. It can be hard to recognize an older adult in need. It may also be difficult to get them to accept assistance. People who have been healthy and independent for such a long time can often resist help with the emotional and physical changes they know are taking place.

Let Us Help You Feel Better

Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient counseling program which addresses the emotional and behavioral health of adults over the age of 65. Through a combination of therapies, education and wellness programs, Senior Life Solutions assists older adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, have recently experienced a traumatic event and a host of many other symptoms.

With this program, patients can discover how to handle life's challenges and find joy once again. The program works to improve the emotional stability and increase general functioning, as well as help patients identify, develop and increase the use of effective coping skills by emphasizing the existing strengths of the individual and/or family system.

Teletherapy Services Are Available

Senior Life Solutions provides services onsite & via telehealth. These services are provided via telephone or computer by a licensed clinical social worker. After an initial assessment, Senior Life Solutions individualizes a care plan for each patient where they meet up to three times per week in an encouraging, supportive setting. All services are confidential and HIPAA compliant.

Teletherapy services allow patients to continue to reap the benefits of group and individual therapy but from the safety of their homes. During a group session, all participants dial in on the phone or log in from a computer at the same time, and each patient has the opportunity to form a bond and sometimes even friendship with other members in the group who are experiencing similar life changes.

The program is managed by a national behavioral healthcare management company, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC).

Who Benefits From This Program?

Problems that may indicate a need for referral to Senior Life Solutions include:

Anger
Anxiety, Nervousness
Depressed Mood
Difficulty Coping with Health/Physical Changes
Difficulty Concentrating
Feelings of Hopelessness or Helplessness
Isolation or Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Personality Changes
Sleep or Appetite Changes
Unresolved Grief

Trained Professionals

Senior Life Solutions staff work with patients to determine the most appropriate treatment for each person and their family. This initial admission assessment is free and confidential.

The multi-disciplinary treatment team at Senior Life Solutions is designed to help people overcome these trying circumstances and improve their quality of life. Along with the patient, family members, and the family doctor, the team includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed therapist, a registered nurse and other trained professionals to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Services offered include: psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication education, psychiatric medication management and discharge planning. Treatment usually starts with three treatment days each week for about three hours each day, decreasing in time as the participant progresses.

Patients may qualify for free transportation to the Senior Life Solutions program.

Referrals

Referrals to Senior Life Solutions can be made by anyone, including a patient's physician, family member or other health care professional. Senior Life Solutions is located at 50 Hospital Drive, Suite 2B, Columbus, NC. To make a referral, please call (828) 894-9890.

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