Mental health services for seniors

Older men and women have unique medical and psychological needs. It may be difficult to identify an older adult who is struggling to manage his or her mental health. The first sign that something is wrong often occurs when a person suddenly stops caring for himself or herself. Depression, dementia or aggression are other indications that something has suddenly changed.

Geriatric inpatient treatment

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is one of the few hospitals to offer an inpatient program dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of adults age 60 and older. In this program, the patient is closely cared for at Linden Oaks Hospital so we can address depression, addiction or other mental health issues and work toward long-term recovery. Programming includes art and music therapy, animal-assisted therapy and opportunities to discuss issues, such as loneliness and aging, in a small group setting.

Generations program

Our inpatient Generations program is designed for patients, typically age 50 and older, who are in need of structure, support and healing. People experiencing mental health issues—who have the ability to process those issues—are a good match for this program.

Geriatric outpatient treatment

Just as with our other treatment programs, we provide different levels of care based on an individual’s needs, including an outpatient program for older adults.

WISE program

The Wellness for Independent Seniors Everyday (WISE) outpatient program provides group therapy for adults, age 50 and older, with behavioral health needs. The WISE program is designed to allow these adults to address their ongoing issues and treatment goals while remaining independent in their homes and communities.

The program consists of four, hour-long group sessions per week that focus on problem-solving therapy, including stress management, relationships, behavioral activation and health/wellness.

To learn more about our mental health programs for seniors, please call our Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.