Senior behavioral health center in Trinity, Florida
Our senior mental health care program is dedicated to helping patients 65 and older with mental health concerns. We help patients develop the skills they need for a strong foundation for recovery.
Our senior mental health professionals are available 24/7 to provide immediate evaluations.
If you or someone you know may benefit from treatment, please contact our compassionate senior behavioral health staff today at (844) 423-4283.
Many individuals develop mental health issues as they advance in age. However, living with conditions, such as irritability, sadness, anxiety or memory loss, isn't necessarily an inevitable part of growing older. Our goal is to provide seniors with help and coping strategies for the unique issues they face through our dedicated senior medical center.
Our senior mental health specialists
Our experienced senior behavioral health team members are passionate about working with seniors with diverse backgrounds. Our multidisciplinary team includes:
- Board-certified psychiatrists
- Social workers
By working closely with patients and caregivers, our staff and clinicians provide high-quality care, tailored to our senior patient's needs.
We now offer tele-mental health assessments. Through audiovisual equipment, a mental health professional from our campus can assess a patient at any of our satellite campuses.
When to seek behavioral health care for a senior
We're available to lend support and offer coping strategies for seniors experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Life stress or trauma
- Depression, hopelessness, loss of motivation or care for self
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors or wishing for death
- Relationship problems
- Aging and transitional coping
- Frequent crying for extended periods
- Deterioration of sleep or sleeping excessively
- Worry, fears, anxiety or excessive preoccupation with physical complaints
- Isolation or significant change or drastic decrease in socialization
- Loss of appetite or severe reduction in eating
- Inability to adjust or recover from loss or life changes, such as:
- A loss of a relationship (e.g., spouse, sibling, child or significant other)
- Loss of home or finances
- Diagnosis of a terminal illness
- Loss of emotional or physical independence
- Disruptions or disinterest in daily activities, including the inability to socialize, work or perform daily chores
- Delusional thought process or hearing voices
- Suspicious or unrealistic fears
Referring someone to our senior mental health program
Our Access Response Center (ARC) is available 24/7 to community partners, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and others to initiate the referral process. This helpline puts callers in touch with our intake nurse or another qualified individual who can recommend a behavioral health program and complete the pre-admission intake form.
We offer psycho-educational group therapy sessions seven days a week and tailor our topics and activities to meet our senior patients' unique needs. Our program is based in dialectical behavioral therapy, wherein patients are encouraged to replace negative thought patterns with positive ones. We also use validation and reminiscence therapy to communicate with patients who have cognitive impairments. Topics and activities include:
- Stress management
- Grief and loss
Senior outpatient programs
We offer the following senior outpatient programs:
- Partial hospitalization program—designed for patients who would benefit from a highly structured intensive treatment but do not require 24-hour inpatient care
- Intensive outpatient program—designed for patients who do not require 24-hour inpatient care but could benefit from more individualized attention than a routine outpatient program would provide.
Once a patient is admitted, our team immediately assesses their condition and continuously monitors the patient until they are ready to be discharged. Upon a patient's discharge, our senior mental health specialists will recommend the best environment and treatment plan for the patient's continued care.
We offer our senior mental health inpatients the following amenities so that they can be comfortable throughout their stay with us.
- Visitor-quiet room—The admission and intake process can be emotional for family members and caregivers, so we offer a quiet place for this vital step to take place.
- Quiet activity room—Our quiet activity room gives our patients space to relax, meditate, read, talk quietly, complete crossword puzzles or play games.
- Open nurses' station—Our open nurses'station allows our patients an opportunity to approach our team without barriers and interact with our staff.
- Laundry room—Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothes, and we offer a laundry room to help keep clothing clean. Our team members will assist with patient laundry as needed.
- Semi-private rooms—We provide our senior patients with semi-private rooms designed to meet their unique needs. Our semi-private rooms include:
- Handicap-accessible bathroom/shower
- Psychiatric-safe medical beds
- Tamper-resistant light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and toilet accessories
- Personalized door signs
- Virtual bed monitoring—To keep our patients safe and secure, we use motion detection software around our patients' beds.
- Dining room
- Our dining room is designed to encourage social interaction and a familiar feeling at mealtimes. We provide a variety of snacks and nourishment options.
- Outdoor patio
- Our large handicap-accessible outdoor area with a walking path is reserved for our senior behavioral health patients at dedicated times. We promote regular opportunities for fresh air and offer outdoor therapy activities on our patio.
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Our address is:
Behavioral Health Center
Medical Center of Trinity
5637 Marine Parkway
New Port Richey, FL 34652