L’Anse, Michigan – Baraga County Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in BCMH at 18341 US Highway 41 L’Anse, MI 49946.
BCMH’s Senior Life Solutions department is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older experiencing depression and/or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging.
Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers of depression and anxiety:
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
- Lost a spouse or close family member
- Loss of energy
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
- Recently experienced a traumatic event
Following an individual assessment, participants meet up to three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program is also offering emotional support to patients from the comfort of their homes. Teletherapy services are offered via telephone or computer, without the need to meet in person.
The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapists, a registered nurse, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
“We’re very excited to be the first to offer this much needed program in the UP” says Rob Stowe, BCMH’s CEO.
Anyone can refer a patient to the program, including a physician, family member, the patient, or another healthcare professional. For more information, call the BCMH’s Senior Life Solutions program at 906-524-3211.
ABOUT SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS
Senior Life Solutions is managed by Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC). Founded in 2003, PMC is a leading behavioral healthcare management company focused on addressing the needs of rural and underserved communities. PMC manages inpatient behavioral health units, intensive outpatient programs, and telehealth services in more than 30 states. The company’s services provide evaluation and treatment for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other behavioral health problems. For more information, visit www.seniorlifesolutions.com.