People are living longer thanks to the advances of modern medicine. However, while many older adults are in relatively good physical health, they may be struggling with behavioral health problems. Many older adults struggle with adapting to the continual changes such as loss of physical ability, loss of friends and family, chronic pain, deterioration of thought processes and dementia.
NWTHS Behavioral Health offers a safe, confidential and caring environment to assist seniors in addressing their mental health concerns such as
- Suicidal thoughts and/or attempt
- Onset of dementia
- Loss of mental functioning
- Insomnia that causes mental health problems
- Substance Abuse and addiction
- Medication management in a hospital setting
Our licensed mental health professionals provide a thorough diagnosis and evaluation including:
- Clinical interview
- Physical examination
- Biopsychosocial assessments
- Therapeutic and/or addictions evaluation
- Treatment and follow-up
What a Typical Day Looks Like While in Treatment
While at NWTHS Behavioral Health, your days are filled with services that are designed to help you meet your recovery goals. While we maintain a structured treatment setting, your day consists of a balance of a variety of evidenced-based treatment services with time for breaks and self-reflection.
A multi-disciplinary treatment team develops a plan tailored to the needs of each individual and may include:
- Group, family and individual therapy
- Music, recreational and expressive therapy groups
- Nursing groups focused on diagnosis and medication education, health and hygiene
- Stress and anger management
- Substance abuse rehabilitation
- Planning for discharge and follow-up
Following this brief, intensive inpatient treatment period, individuals may continue in our mental health partial hospitalization treatment or intensive outpatient treatment programs overseen by a psychiatrist/psychiatric nurse practitioner and therapist.