Geriatric Mental Health Programs

As people age, life changes like coping with illness or loss may impact mental health. While many adjust, persistent feelings of grief, isolation, or loneliness can lead to mental illnesses like depression and anxiety. Recognizing signs and seeking help from a healthcare provider are crucial for effective treatment and improved quality of life in older adults.

Common conditions treated

  • Addiction/Substance use disorder: involves the excessive and uncontrolled use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescribed drugs for mood-altering purposes.
  • Anxiety: excessive worry and fear, covering a spectrum from generalized anxiety to phobias and panic attacks. It involves both physical and emotional symptoms, often triggered by physical illness, stress, emotional turmoil, or trauma.
  • Depression: a medical condition marked by persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, impacting the ability to enjoy daily life and causing a loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities. Dual diagnosis refers to an individual experiencing both a mental illness and a substance use disorder simultaneously.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or trauma: psychiatric condition that may manifest in individuals who have undergone or witnessed a traumatic event, a series of events, or a set of circumstances.

Ages treated

  • 65+

Level of treatment offered

Treatment approach and techniques 

Group therapy is provided through Endeavor Health/Linden Oaks Behavioral Health's inpatient programs. This includes both educational groups, skills groups, and individual meetings with a licensed clinical therapist. Programming includes art and music therapy, animal-assisted therapy and opportunities to discuss issues, such as loneliness and aging, in a small group setting.

Treatment hours (dependent on your level of care)

  • Inpatient: 24/7 around the clock care
  • Counseling/medication management: By appointment (daytime, nighttime and weekend hours)

Linden Oaks locations