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Senior Adult Mental Health Treatment

Senior Adult Mental Health Treatment

Inpatient Program for Senior Adults

Hickory Trail Hospital provides a senior adult mental health inpatient program for older adults ages 65 and older in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area that are facing unique mental health challenges due to old age.

The Inpatient Legacy Program at Hickory Trail Hospital is specialized to help older adults who are experiencing psychiatric disorders such as dementia with behavioral disturbances, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. Our goal is to stabilize patients so they can return home or to their assisted-living facility as soon as clinically possible.

The transition into older adulthood can be a time of confusion and difficulty. Our senior adult inpatient program addresses mental health issues with around-the-clock supervision by a team of dedicated mental health professionals. The admissions team also provides 24/7 assessments

Older Adults and Mental Health

According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), 20% of people aged 55 and older are affected by a mental health concern. Depression, anxiety and mood disorders are the most common, with depression being the most common. Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

Mental health, especially for an older person, has an impact on physical health as well. Older adults with physical health conditions such as heart disease have higher rates of depression than those who are healthy. It’s important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment, especially if they are having health issues due to old age.

The world’s population is also aging rapidly. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s older adults is estimated to almost double from about 12% to 22%. 

Hickory Trail understands the growing need for mental health treatment for older adults, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area. 

Our Senior Mental Health Program Focus

The focus of the Inpatient Legacy Program is to provide individuals the opportunity to engage in memory focus while providing primary skills to maintain safety and develop personal coping skills. The involvement of family is encouraged. Our diagnostic and treatment components include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis
  • Physical examination and laboratory data
  • Medications when indicated
  • Daily face to face meeting with psychiatric medical staff
  • Social support
  • Cognitive behavioral skills
  • Life skills
  • Nonverbal memory groups
  • Recreational therapy groups including; sports, yoga, pet, music, art & horticulture
  • Individual and family therapy, as indicated
  • Discharge planning

Psychiatric assessments may be necessary if an individual has trouble with:

  • Memory loss
  • Coping with losses and transitions
  • Mood disturbances

The team at Hickory Trail Hospital provides specialized treatment that may include medication management, attention to medical issues, and occupational and speech therapy as needed. We understand that the aging process for a loved one can be difficult. 

Our treatment plans include medical management for physical health issues combined with treatment for behavioral health issues.

Contact Hickory Trail Hospital

If you or a loved one is seeking out an older adult inpatient program, Hickory Trail Hospital is here to help. Our treatment options and compassionate treatment team is ready and waiting to take care of a variety of mental health needs. 

Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas area, Hickory Trail Hospital provides a no-cost, confidential evaluation for our mental health programs by calling 972-298-7323 or contacting us online. We understand it’s not easy looking for a treatment center for a loved one. 

Hickory Trail Hospital also provides appointments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to schedule an assessment for a senior adult needing mental health treatment. We will work with you and your family, friends or loved ones to discuss the problems and concerns.