Anderson County Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a new service line that will soon be offered to the citizens of Anderson County and the surrounding region. This service is offered in partnership with Senior Life Solutions and will be located at Anderson County Hospital, 421 S. Maple St., Garnett, KS, 66032.
Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.
Anderson County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of adults 65 and older who are struggling with symptoms of 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 up to 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.
“We’re really excited to bring this new service to the community,” said Rich McKain, hospital administrator, Anderson County Hospital. “Many individuals often lack access to the behavioral health care they need. Senior Life Solutions is focused on meeting the needs of seniors in our community and surrounding communities to improve their quality of life.
Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program. Patients may also self-refer.