Senior Services offers comprehensive treatment options and provides much needed services for seniors in the region. Each program is designed to enhance the lives of seniors, and offer highly specialized individualized care.
- Behavioral Health Center
- Senior Support Program
- Senior Access Team
- Senior Connect
Behavioral Health Center
A highly specialized acute care inpatient program for seniors age 55 and over that may be suffering from depression or mood problems, suicidal thoughts, sudden or acute onset of confusion or memory loss, behavioral problems, abnormal thinking or suspicious thoughts, hallucinations or delusions, decline in overall physical or mental functioning, agitation, restlessness, sleep difficulties, violent or impulsive behaviors, wandering, decline in eating or drinking, multiple or recent losses, medication non-compliance or ineffectiveness.
Trained nurses, social workers, physicians, and psychiatrists provide assessment and treatment with a comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach. Assessment and evaluation includes; overall physical condition such as lab work, x-rays, history and physical, current and past mental functioning, memory screening, medications, and psychosocial and environmental issues. Physical therapy evaluation, activities of daily living evaluation and speech therapy are also available. Discharge planning and assistance is provided. Consultation and education with the patient and family are established to optimize physical health, mental well-being, daily functioning, and treatment goals. Length of stay varies and depends on overall progress toward goals.
For more information on the Behavioral Health Services
, call 423-492-6875.
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Senior Support Program
MHHS Senior Support Program
is an intensive outpatient program designed for Senior Adults age 55 or older. The Program is designed to prevent hospitalization and provide treatment 5 days a week with a structured schedule of group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication management and disease education.
Treatment is provided using a an interdisciplinary team approach, which includes assessment and evaluations by physicians, therapists and our nursing staff.
Attendance is required daily with patients returning home by 2:00pm. Transportation can be arranged if needed. Patients do not need a physician referral to attend. To schedule an initial appointment or for more information on the Senior Support Program, contact 423-585-0716.
Senior Access Team
The Senior Access Team
is an inpatient consultation team consisting of nurse’s, social workers, psychiatrist or a geriatric specialist that can be consulted for seniors age 55 and over with behavioral issues and/or mental status changes anytime during hospitalization. Our mission is to provide support, education, disease awareness, improve quality of care, patient outcomes, by ensuring safe excellent medical and mental health care for patients, families, staff, physicians, and the community. The team may be called by anyone involved in the patients care, even family members. Trained clinicians provide evaluation and assessment with experience in treating seniors. Assessment and evaluation includes; mental functioning, behavioral symptoms, depression screening, medical problems and symptom evaluation, along with social and environmental evaluation. Recommendations for care, treatment and follow up care are provided to the admitting physician. The team is available 5 days a week from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday by calling: 423-492-6875.
The Senior Connect Program
is a community based membership program designed for seniors ages 50 and over the opportunity to participate in monthly group events, dinners, socialization opportunities, activities, informative educational activities, as well as take advantage of special discounts and services. Our mission is to provide seniors in our region a venue to participate in activities, provide support, education, health awareness, and fellowship with integrity, compassion, and excellence. Memberships dues are paid yearly and are $15 a person. For more information on Senior Connect or inquires on becoming a Senior Connect member, contact Rebecca Potter Senior Connect Coordinator at 423-492-6925.
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