Senior Life Solutions
Age brings with it many joys, such as grandchildren, more free time, and the kind of hard-won wisdom that can only be gained over many decades. At the same time, aging can also bring a host of losses, including the death of friends and loved ones, age-related health concerns, physical limitations, as well as diminished self-esteem and a reduced quality of life.
Senior Life Solutions at RCH
Ringgold County Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older, experiencing depression or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging. Following an individual assessment, group participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed practical nurse and registered nurse, licensed social worker and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of seniors in our community.
Our Senior Life Solutions staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social worker, registered nurse, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of seniors in our community.
How We Can Help
The aim of RCH’s Senior Life Solutions program is to provide support and assistance to those dealing with emotional or behavioral issues that may be related to aging.
You may want to consider the program if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following:
- Excessive crying or sadness
- Loneliness or isolation
- Coping with loss
- Decreased energy
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low self-confidence
- Substance abuse
- Memory loss
Benefits of Joining the Senior Life Solutions Program at RCH
It’s natural that each of us need support as we age. Reduced mobility, juggling multiple chronic health conditions, or simply the inability to participate in activities that used to be more central to our lives can all take an emotional toll. This is why we’ve developed the RCH Senior Life Solutions program. Our team of dedicated healthcare professionals can assess and guide program participants toward healthy solutions that can easily be incorporated into their everyday lives.
The benefits of participating in RCH’s Senior Life Solutions program are vast – and may include assistance with:
- Creating new support systems
- Adopting self-care strategies
- Mental health resources, including how to cope with grief and loss
- Medical care resources, especially when dealing with chronic medical conditions
- Discovering new sources of meaning and enjoyment
- Adopting a more positive, productive mindset
- Taking a more active role in one’s own healthcare needs
- Accessing tools to help manage emotions and behaviors
- Easing into a new stage of life
- Learning how to ask for help
Best of all, participants in our program are often surprised to discover they are not alone with the issues they are dealing with. It can be incredibly healing and powerful to spend time communicating with others who may be going through similar struggles.
Referrals Are Welcome
We accept referrals from family members, friends, physicians, other healthcare professionals, and self-referrals.
Support for Seniors in Mount Ayr, IA
If you or a loved one is suffering in silence – there is support and assistance available. The Senior Life Solutions program at Ringgold County Hospital can help. To find out more about the type of support and assistance we can offer, contact the caring and dedicated Senior Life Solutions staff at RCH by calling (641) 464-4468.