The "golden years" are supposed to be a time of relaxation after a lifetime of hard work. Unfortunately, for many of our elders, those years can also be a time of loss — whether it is loss of health, friends, family, mobility or independence.
Loss and diminished quality of life may lead to a stay in an inpatient behavioral health hospital unit. However, when an elder is not hospitalized anymore, he or she may still need intensive outpatient treatment. That’s where Levindale’s Psychiatric Day Treatment Program comes in.
The Psychiatric Day Program is designed to help participants avoid psychiatric hospitalization and assist their transition from an inpatient setting. The program is open to adults, usually 60 and older, who require intensive therapy five days a week from an accomplished, compassionate staff of skilled professionals. Therapeutic treatment emphasizes ways to cope with daily life.
All participants receive an individualized care plan that reflects his or her own challenges and goals, which can involve:
- Group psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Group
- Mental Health Management Group
- Expressive Therapy Group
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Discharge planning
Levindale’s team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed social workers, certified psychiatric nurses and expressive art therapists.
The program hours are:
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday to Friday
Lunch and snacks are provided.
Transportation is available for most participants.
Discharge planning is created to help each patient achieve realistic goals.
Outside referrals are welcome from doctors, behavioral health professionals, assisted living/group home facilities, retirement communities, nursing homes, family members and other involved people.
Levindale’s programs are often partially covered by Medicare and Medicaid and many health insurance companies.
For more information, please call 410-601-2358.